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Dom gospođice Peregrine za čudnovatu djecu (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1)

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Tajnovit otok. Napušteno sirotište. Vrlo neobična zbirka čudnovatih fotografija.

Život šesnaestogodišnjeg Jacoba teče posve mirno te se u njemu ne događa ništa neobično što bi zaokupilo čitateljevu pozornost, sve dok ga ne zadesi strašna i iznenadna djedova smrt. Pokušavajući odgonetnuti prilično sumnjive okolnosti pod kojima se ona zbila, u ruke mu dospije tajnovito pismo
Hardcover, 325 pages
Published 2012 by Lumen izdavalaštvo, Zagreb (first published January 1st 2011)
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Jennifer Maloney Yes. It's hard to describe what genre this book is. It's mostly a mystery, with some creepiness, some scariness, some weirdness, but all in all a…moreYes. It's hard to describe what genre this book is. It's mostly a mystery, with some creepiness, some scariness, some weirdness, but all in all a pretty cool book. I wouldn't necessarily say the book is scary, but there's some scary parts. It's not really an adventure either, though there is a bit of that as well. Just read it! It's a great book and not at all what I was expecting.(less)
Moa I wonder why the other kids were with her. I remember reading that it was a bunch of faces looking down at him, and he recognised them all from the…moreI wonder why the other kids were with her. I remember reading that it was a bunch of faces looking down at him, and he recognised them all from the photos, he just happened to follow Emma cause he saw her when she was running away through the bushes. Thinking back, I was under the impression that only Emma exits the loop to keep it open, so I could be wrong, but I do remember at least Millard was with her.(less)
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Let me tell you a secret, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is actually:

(I don't think what follows is a spoiler, but am marking it as such anyway as some people think it is.)

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Rarely do I come across a book that is as far from what it aspires
Christine Riccio
Really enjoyed this!! Here's my booktalk! Can't wait to read Hollow City =D
Crystal Starr Light
Looks can be deceiving

Who hasn't seen this creepy book, lurking proudly in the "New Releases" section? It practically SCREAMS Halloween--a nice, delightful scare that makes you lock your doors tighter, leave on the nightlight, and snuggle deeply under your covers. doesn't.

Sure, the girl looks REALLY creepy on the cover and many of the back images are enough to give you the eebie jeebies, but NOTHING that remotely scary EVER occurs within these pages. Okay, maybe the very first scene, wh
Zoë (readbyzoe)
This was better than I was expecting! It definitely was a slow moving book, but the plot really held my attention and I loved the use of the pictures. Sometimes I felt like he tried a little too hard to make the pictures perfectly fit into the story which made it a little awkward to read, but they still made the reading experience more interesting. The book really read like a movie and I can't wait to see how Tim Burton's interpretation is going to turn out! Also, I will definitely be reading th ...more
Rick Riordan
This book has been getting a lot of well-deserved attention for the way it incorporates unusual antique photographs into the narrative. The premise: Jacob grew up on his grandfather’s stories about his own childhood during World War II. Supposedly his grandfather escaped the Holocaust by taking refuge on a Welsh island, at an orphanage that catered to children with strange powers. The grandfather even has photos to prove it. As Jacob grows up, he loses faith in his grandfather, and assumes the s ...more
This book started with a bang. It was very creepy, exciting and really intriguing, but it all went downhill from there. Once the mystery around the house was explained - which was fairly early and without any nuance - it became a very boring and almost childish story, which I didn't expect at all.

One thing I can say I enjoyed was the photographs- they're scattered throughout the book, all black and white and remarkably creepy. They add a nice eery touch to the story and gives it a really unique
I can't even.

The poor execution of a good idea is just so upsetting to me.

The main problem with this book is that the entire time I was reading I felt like a high school English teacher grading a student's paper, when in fact I am not a teacher or anyone who majored in English or writing. If I am simply a normal reader thinking this, then who the hell was working as the editor?? Did they not bring up these issues? Clearly the several people the author listed in his acknowledgements couldn't have
This is kinda like uh...a hipster Harry Potter. Not a bad thing! I liked it a lot. There are tons of cool vintage photographs that lend the air of a turn of the century freak show. I loved the world and the vibe though.
Oct 10, 2011 Annalisa rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Annalisa by: Barnes and Noble
2.5 stars

Have you ever played that game where one person starts a story and stops mid-sentence and the next person in the circle has to pick up the story? That's how reading this book felt, only instead of jumping from disjointed person to person, it jumps from disjointed photograph to photograph.

Too bad because it started off fantastic. I loved the writing, the humorous way Riggs has with descriptions, and the old-fashion carny photos were a nice touch. I especially loved the analogy of an orph
Hazel (Stay Bookish)
Seeing this book when I entered the bookstore one time, the peculiar cover truly piqued my curiosity. I didn't buy it that instant though or the time after that and the time after that. Although it was on my "to-read list", I wasn't a big fan of supernatural stories (this is what I assumed the story to be about) and so reading this wasn't one of my top priorities. I knew I had to read it some point in time to finally cross it off the list and when I heard about the Ransom's book signing, I knew ...more
Who the fuck is supposed to read this book? I demand you tell me. Immediately.

Kids? With all the incest reference and foul fucking language?

Teens? With all the PG kissing and full-coverage bathing suits?

Adults? With that sadly patched together plot, forged too heavily from the vintage photos the author decided to include?

This is a book for babies. Goddamned babies. Screaming, bloody, cooing, fresh-from-the-womb babies.

Because, really, what this book has to offer is a bunch of cool-looking black
WARNING: This review may contain excessive (and possibly incorrect) use of the Welsh language. Diolch.

Initial Final Page Thoughts.
Woaaah. Also, the sequel is going to be bendigedig!

High Points.
TERRIFYING. Originality. Kick-ass taids! Creepy but adorable children. Fairy tales… or are they? WW11. Cymru. Culture and heritage. Time-travel. Crumbling old houses. League of Gentlemen-esque locals. Ghosts, spooks and fire-throwers, OH MY. And, my favourite part of this book, the beautiful photos. Looki
Every so often a book comes along that is pure magic, and "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" is one such book. Part fantasy, part adventure, part eccentric photo collection, this is a story that will enthrall and enchant teens and adults.
Jacob is the sixteen year old narrator, and he is intelligent, funny, realistic and perceptive. He is very close to his secretive grandfather, who used to tell him fantastic tales of his youth, and the children's home where he grew up. These tales wer
Stefan Yates
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is an entertaining, different and very well-put-together novel and an all-around great introduction to a new author. The story is a sort-of Science Fiction/Horror/Fantasy all rolled into one and is told to great effect using mostly authentic old photographs to supplement the story by providing amazing visuals of the "peculiar" people and events of the story. It makes me wonder if the author created his story to fit the photos that he and other collecto ...more
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a beautiful work of art and the first novel by Ransom Riggs. Sadly, I didn’t love it nearly as much as I wanted to, and am still feeling conflicted by it.

What this book has going for it is that it is strikingly beautiful. The cover features a super creepy old black and white photo of a levitating little girl, the title printed in a lovely font, and doodles which are reminiscent of tombstone art from Victorian era cemeteries. Inside, this book is ju
Mohammed Arabey
هل تستهويك تلك الصور الغريبة..الرهيبة..الأبيض والأسود غالبا ذات الطابع المقبض؟
بالأخص التي بها أطفال؟؟..تلك التي صورت وقت كان الأمر مكلفا بحق مما يجعلك تفكر, لماذا؟
هل اعجبتك فكرة روايات المدارس التي تضم أولئك الذين ولدوا بقدرات خارقة..او سحرية؟
حسنا , أنس كل ماسبق ..وأهلا بك في عالم بيت الأنسة بيرجريني للأطفال الغرباء

If you're into creepy old photos, specially those with children, you know..when Taking pictures was really too expensive to just take a creepy ones..

And If you're into the theme of Sc
Four stars: Highly recommend this book.
Wow! What a pleasant surprise this book turned out to be. The old adage don't judge a book by it's cover is definitely pertinent for this book. When I first saw the cover I thought, I don't want to read that book it is probably some creepy, horror story. You do have to admit the cover is a little disturbing, Then I started seeing all to the positive reviews and thought I would give it a whirl. I am so glad I did. The story was so creative and different. I t
Really enjoyed this one! Carried on straight into Hollow City
Laura (Hey! I'm reading)
This book was different and interesting. I'm so glad I can finally read and watch reviews on it so I don't spoil myself. ;] The beginning of this book was great, and the early middle (does that make sense?) was a little boring, but the ending was spectacular! The perfect amount of suspense and action.

The main character named Jacob who has a strong bond with his grandfather. He's been told these fairy tales about an orphanage he used to live at. Something happens to his grandfather and he is lef
Everything about this book was brilliant and unique!

I was hesitant to read it as I'd heard it was slow and boring but I didn't think that at all! The story was completely gripping and I got lost in the book.

My favourite thing about this book has to be the use of photos as it made it all feel so real! The concept was fantastic and I fell in love with the writing style straight away! The characters were all incredible and I couldn't help but fall in love with them all, they're just so fascinating
Visually this book is easily 5 stars, but in reality it is like a beautiful airheaded woman.

The photography is amazing especially considering it is real, but the plot is weak.

This book sold itself as a creepy, quirky ride, but sadly it never reached the heebie jeebie level it promised. The photographs while beautiful and odd were used as too much of a crutch within the book, depended on too much. Instead of being supplemental to the plot, they were the only glue holding the rest of it all toge
Aug 19, 2015 Etnik marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

I have been wanting to read this for a long time now.Is it worth it?I need feedback.

Peculiar indeed...

The title and the cover decided things for me, and between the two of those, I was half convinced this would read like one of those YA historicals ala-Vixen or Luxe (given the cover) or one of those Series of Unfortunate Tales (given the title.) Wrong on both counts.

The Good:

Pictures. Everything Jacob said when describing those portraits were accurate: creepy, formal and yeah, creepy. They remind me of my grandparent's portraits hung in the house my mother grew up in. Both tho
I am a bit puzzled by the negative reviews of this book but everyone is certainly entitled to their opinion and we all look for different things in what we read. Maybe I was in the right frame of mind for this book. First off, I appreciated the wit and heart of this story. Some of the one liners were laugh out loud funny. The photos were fascinating and I looked forward to each new one. AS for the story, I am not really giving away anything to tell you that this is obviously the first installmen ...more
Mandy K
I went into this book totally blind; I had no idea what this book was about. I could tell by the title that it would be a bit spooky, and that was enough for me. I am so glad that I did pick this up. First off, if you don't already know, Miss Peregrine's is laced throughout with vintage photos to help illustrate the story. I absolutely loved this, and it really added another level to the story. When I was younger, we used to try and make up background stories for old pictures, or for strangers o ...more
Technically I am giving this 4 1/2 stars for minor editing flaws. The worst example is referring to "Billy" when there is no Billy in the book anytime before or after.

Having that out of the way, we discovered the book quite by accident only to learn that it is already soring up the book charts and has a movie contract. I say "we" because this was a summer read-aloud that I shared with my husband. It was great fun to read, comment, and speculate about the events, and pass it over to share the pic

A story that seems somewhat young and incompletely conceived, perhaps one might say, odd. Unfortunately, I had to return the ebook reader (a trial to see if I'm the ereading type), so my concerns are from memory of a brisk read. Frankly, the story is a little messy. The idea of stories from photographs is wonderful; the trouble is that such old photos are better integrated with another age, not a modern one. Just imagine, if Houdini had a Vegas act now: it would fold within weeks on an
It's pretty hard to show any originality in books these days, but I was pleasantly surprised by how different this book was. The plot has been cleverly interlinked with many unsettling vintage photos of children doing unusual and spectacular feats.

The story is complex with many mysteries, that are sporadically punctuated with strange photographs. This creates a realism that draws you in and keeps you hooked, as I found myself reading for longer to reach the next picture. For me the photos were
This one was refreshing and came as a surprise. It had me hooked on waiting for the next photo. That's how much I loved the photos, they were spectucular and the originality of the idea hit me every time I'd see one. The photos were exactly on point and they added a lot to the peculiarity of this special book.

It's a story about the uncovering of secrets. It's about the vulgar truth hiding in the past. It's about the past catching up to you no matter how well you think you're hiding.

Since he wa
First off I want to state that despite giving this review only one star I did not hate it, neither, however, can I in good faith rate it as 'ok'. It wasn't ok, it was a total mess, but lurking in the first few chapters there was the potential for a good book - if only the author had been more concerned with the writing than the pictures.

The book's Wikipedia page says 'This children's book was originally intended to be a picture book featuring photographs Riggs had collected, but on the advice o
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I grew up in Florida, went to Kenyon College in Ohio, then film school at USC in LA, where I still live. I write books and screenplays, blog daily for, and make short films.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is my first novel. I'm really excited about it -- it was challenging and rewarding and I hope people like it. If you read that and like the found photographs in it, y
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