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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel

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When Jacob Portman was a boy, his grandfather regaled him with stories of his fantastic life at Miss Peregrine's home during the Second World War, even sharing photos of the remarkable children with whom he resided. As Jacob grew up, though, he decided that these photos were obvious fakes, simple forgeries designed to stir his youthful imagination. Or were they...?

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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published October 29th 2013 by Yen Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Jessica (priceiswong)
Jun 06, 2015 Jessica (priceiswong) rated it it was amazing
Loved this! It's been awhile since I've read this one, and I really wanted to read Hollow City, so I'm really excited I could quickly read this graphic novel as a refresher! Going to read Hollow next for the first time! #TBRTakedown
Jeffrey West
Oct 03, 2013 Jeffrey West rated it it was amazing
It looks like a lot of people are reviewing the wrong book. This is the graphic novel which doesn't even come out until October 29, 2013. Stop reviewing the wrong edition.
Jesse (JesseTheReader)
Oct 31, 2013 Jesse (JesseTheReader) rated it it was amazing
I just love this story SO much! It was interesting to see it play out in a graphic novel. I'm always going to prefer the book over any adaptation that comes out of it, but I still really enjoyed this. It was a nice refresher and it hit all the key plot points. It made me even more excited for Hollow City. JANUARY 2014 BABY!
Maxwell
Nov 12, 2014 Maxwell rated it liked it
Obviously I loved this just as much as the full novel. The illustrations fit perfectly with the story. I loved the use of color sporadically throughout, and how it emphasized the mood of the scene.

It did leave out minor plot points and details that would have just made it too long, so that was alright.
Something I appreciated was the drawing of the hollowgast, because when I read the story I didn't really understand or have a vision of what they looked like. Also it was really fun to see how the
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Whitney Atkinson
Jul 23, 2014 Whitney Atkinson rated it really liked it
I really like how much non-dialogue explanation is given, but half of the art just looked like scribbles...
Alyssa
Dec 16, 2014 Alyssa rated it it was ok
There is so much hype surrounding this series and I'm just like



I wasn't able to give this a "proper" review along with my rating when I actually finished it so... here goes.

I do not understand the hype surrounding this series. I tried to read the original Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and I DNF'ed it about 100 pages in. I didn't care for the characters or the plot. I knew early on in the book that I probably wouldn't be that crazy about the story and yet I hoped that the pictures w
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Corey Bearden
May 05, 2013 Corey Bearden rated it it was amazing
I am halfway through this book and can only say I already know this is one of those books it will take me a long long while to get over. The characters in these kinds of books become my friends and I miss them so when their stories don't mingle with mine anymore...
Beth Toups
Apr 06, 2014 Beth Toups rated it really liked it
For my first graphic novel, I'm glad I chose this one. It was just as entertaining as the book!
Gina
This was so good! I think it helped having read the book before the graphic novel but the graphic novel makes the story so much creepier!! Loved it!
Dimitra
Nov 05, 2015 Dimitra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
(στα ελληνικά υπάρχει review στο blog μου http://pumpeduppages.blogspot.gr/2015... )

WOW!!! WHAT A GRAPHIC NOVEL!!!

I ADORE these books and when I saw the graphic novel I HAD to get it!
It took me some time but I finally did, and read it in one sitting!!!

It's unbelievably awesome!
The artwork is stunning, it's so easy to read and I enjoyed it so so SO much!!!

I can't wait for Hollow City graphic novel!

One of the best, unique and beautiful book series I have ever read in my life, so far!

Thank you R.Ri
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Josh  Von Kaiser
Jul 19, 2016 Josh Von Kaiser rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned, fantasy
After two pathetic attempts to finish the actual novelized form of "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," I finally decided to read its graphic novel. I'm sorry to be so blunt, but the novel was downright boring and dragging compared to this mixture of wonderful illustrations and direct-to-the-point dialogues. Even though I was sometimes confused by the sudden and rushed flow of the plot (i.e. Jacob and Emma's romantic relationship was rendered so INSTANT by the text's format), I still h ...more
Lexie
Jul 05, 2015 Lexie rated it really liked it
4.5.

You know a graphic novel is good when you see a whole new facet of a story through its eyes. Or, well, through its art, at any rate.
Rita
I didn't want to reread Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children because I remembered almost everything from this novel. But I did want to get back into the story so that I could continue with Hollow City.

And I did buy the graphic novel some time ago. It was definitely time to read it.

I enjoyed it so much!

The drawings were mostly dark and fit the scenery and the concept of the peculiars as well as the monsters.

Also, the story did not deviate from the original story as far as I could remember.
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Malene
Jan 21, 2016 Malene rated it liked it
Shelves: owned-books
"I wanted to act like I didn't care about the last words, but I did."

Jeg læste den første bog omkring Peregrines sælsomme børn i foråret sidste år (læs anmeldelsen her) og på trods af, at jeg havde forventet noget helt andet, så var jeg godt underholdt af historien.
Så selvfølgelig måtte jeg også læse tegneserien (graphic novellen lyder spøjst og jeg har stadig ikke helt fundet ud af, hvad jeg ellers skal kalde det), da jeg opdagede den.

"I told Emma about my grandfather.
About his murder.
About
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Kelly Roberson
May 30, 2016 Kelly Roberson rated it it was amazing
I read the first half of this graphic novel that we received from BEA and already love it. I can tell this is one I'm going to need to buy pretty quickly. The pictures really bring the story to life, and it's a great refresher before diving into the next book.
Linnea
Mar 25, 2016 Linnea rated it liked it
A nice summary of the story. Can't replace the actual book, though. A good read-in-one-sitting book.
Abigail  Hogan
Jan 23, 2016 Abigail Hogan rated it it was amazing
Read this in about an hour after I had just finished the book :) love the story and loved re witnessing it again through illustration
Reanna
May 02, 2016 Reanna rated it liked it
So I read the novelization of this a long while back, back before it was mainstream..haha and I had sort of high hopes that this graphic novel take on it would be awesome. It was just meh for me. I can't really pinpoint the exact reason but it just didn't do it for me. Perhaps if you don't want to bother with the books but still want to gather some idea about the story behind the soon to be movie, this would be a quick, no frills way to do so. That said, I'm glad I at least gave it a chance. I'l ...more
April
Feb 21, 2014 April rated it really liked it
I really like experiencing stories in different mediums. I know I have friends who don’t care for graphic novel adaptations of books they’ve already read, which is cool, we’ve all got our preferences. I picked up Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs and Cassandra Jean because I thought it would be cool to get visuals beyond the photographs included in the original book by Riggs. I also had a copy on hand of The Hollow City to read and so, because it has ...more
Deb
Oct 17, 2013 Deb rated it liked it
I hadn't read the original prose novel before diving into the graphic novel, so I can't speak to whether it lives up to the mood set by its source material, but the graphic novel version of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children was a fast-paced, entertaining read that was just creepy enough to be engaging, but not so over-the-top supernatural as to be just another cloying and annoying 'let's write a kinda sexy YA story about vampires and monsters and stuff!" book.

If you're not familiar wit
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Ellie
Nov 08, 2013 Ellie rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel follows the same story of the book of the same name.

Jacob was brought up on his grandfather’s stories of a peculiar group of children he claimed to have spent his childhood with. Jacobs stops believing him until the day his grandfather is attacked by a monster. No one believes Jacob of course and a large chunk of the novel is given over to his therapy sessions, however these are skimmed over in this version. I liked the concise natur
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Nickcole
Jul 02, 2016 Nickcole rated it it was amazing
Rating: 5+++

I'm in LOVE!! I know people that tried to read the book and just couldn't get into it, so I got this graphic novel because I thought it would be more fun and I wasn't wrong. I started reading the book and I couldn't put it down. The pictures were very well drawn and I LOVED the mix of real pictures in it. I can't wait to see where the next book takes us.
K
I love Cassandra Jean's art, and I enjoyed the novel version of Miss Peregrine's Home but I don't think they worked well together. Miss Peregrine's Home's strength was always in its sense of atmosphere, and while Jean is a very talented artist, her skills are more with the human figure and less with backgrounds the paneling and atmosphere. This might sound a bit strange, but I feel like an artist with more solid lines would've been a better choice with this particular novel. Also, I think the st ...more
Kayra Guven
I had tried reading the novel of this before and just couldn't get into the writing style. However, I really liked this graphic novel and I am interested in picking of the book and the rest of the series. The story is quite interesting.
Ryan
Jul 28, 2016 Ryan rated it it was amazing
This was like a visual summary of the first book, and a fun quick read. If you want to read Hollow City but its been a while since you've read Miss Peregrine's, I highly recommend this to refresh your memory.
Laura
Apr 14, 2016 Laura rated it really liked it
I definitely plan on reading the actual novel now!
Kate
I wasn't going to review this because I thought, well, I've already read and reviewed the novel version of this book and they're almost the same...but then I checked and I actually haven't rated or reviewed the novel version even though I added it to Goodreads which is pretty shameful. So I'll have to go back and do that, but for now: this is a very faithful remake of the original novel. Which I was hoping it would be, as I was reading it basically to refresh my memory of the novel so I could re ...more
Katrina
Jul 08, 2015 Katrina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-novels
I read this graphic novel with the intention of remembering what happened in "Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children," so I could then read the second book, "Hollow City." While I only wanted to jog my memory, I actually found myself really enjoying this graphic novel.

This graphic novel was a very brief summary of what happened in Miss Peregrine's, however it still summarized the events very well. I really liked the artwork, however it looked a bit like scribbles at some points. There wasn
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Kim
Feb 11, 2015 Kim rated it really liked it
After reading the peculiar children books, I couldn't help but to notice how there's also a graphic novel for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children . I've been waiting anxiously to get it and finished it the same day I got it. I really enjoyed the illustrations because I pictured it the exact same way the author drew it, and it was amazing how accurate the scenes were. I was quite disappointed by the fact that they book missed some important events in the book. Though they left out those ...more
Aditi
Aug 26, 2016 Aditi rated it really liked it
I read this both as a regular novel and a graphic novel, and I am reviewing this version because I liked it SO much better! This is a coming of age story of sorts, set in a part-fantasy, part-historical world involving beasts, time-travel and peculiar children, which is to say that they have special abilities. I think this story was meant to be told in the form of a graphic novel, given its liberal use of historical photographs which are central to the story. The illustrations are superb and the ...more
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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 mentalfloss.com, 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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“I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was. Likewise, I never imagined that home might be something I would miss. Yet as we stood loading our boats in the breaking dawn, on a brand new precipice of Before and After, I thought of everything I was about to leave behind―my parents, my town, my once-best-and-only-friend―and I realized that leaving wouldn't be like I had imagined, like casting of a weight. Their memory was something tangible and heavy, and I would carry it with me.” 9 likes
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