Wednesday, April 11, 2012

On My Nightstand - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – by Ransom Riggs
Source: Library e-book, read on Kobo

Book Description: (from
As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

My thoughts:
I have seen this book floating around for quite some time now, and to be totally honest, it completely freaked me out and I had no desire to read it at all.
And then it was picked for a book club pick (not by me, but by everyone else instead).  I saw it was available for download at the library as an e-book, so I borrowed it and decided to try reading it.
Let me tell you, I loved this book!

It is not scary like you might think it would be – it was so far from what I thought it would be and I loved it.
I don’t want to say much more because it will give away some of what I liked about it, but trust me – this is a book to read!

My rating: 4 ½ out of 5.

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