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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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They say not to judge a book by its cover, but right away the creepy, floating child on the cover lets you know that this particular tome is unique. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children follows a young man named Jacob and his search for answers after a violent tragedy throws his life off course. Searching for answers, he heads to a tiny island off the coast of Wales and an orphanage that has been abandoned since World War II. What he learns about the home and its former occupants, the Peculiar Children, casts a whole new light on Jacob's life and the event that caused him to seek the island and its secrets in the first place.

Scattered throughout the text are a series of black and white photographs which enhance the other-worldly feeling set by the prose and the storyline. Among them is a headless boy, a man with a mouth on the back of his head, and the floating girl from the cover. All of the photographs are genuine items, and come from the collections of various different people, including the author. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is both a literary and visual experience, so it should come as no surprise that the movie rights have already been purchased. Perfect for a dark and rainy night, this will leave you feeling unsettled long after you set it down.

Submitted by Jennifer P @ Capitol

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