Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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Ransom Riggs
Young Adult Fiction
Quirk Books
Paperback, 382 pages

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

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. 

The story is told through a combination of narrative and vernacular photographs from the personal archives of collectors listed by the author. This spine-tingling fantasy will soon be hitting the big screen with director Tim Burton at the helm; we'd suggest reading the book first!