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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
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Oct 01, 2011

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bookshelves: young-adult, speculative
Read in October, 2011

This book was enjoyable and sort of bizarre, but in parts it felt a little clunky. In particular, the old/found photo conceit was neat at first, but as it went on, every time a photo had to be justified in the narrative, it felt forced. Like Riggs was taking someone else's imaginings and putting them in his story, rather than using his own. I enjoyed the parts straight from Riggs' imagination the most. I also enjoyed reading a young adult novel from a boy's perspective for once. There isn't much YA fiction out there for young dudes, and it was a nice break from the emotional hijinks that YA teen fiction has become. This book had nice atmosphere, and while the writing is nothing to write home about, it felt clean and original.

If you like YA fiction at all, or just fiction where bizarre things happen, check this out.
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message 1: by Abigail M. (new) - added it

Abigail M. this sounds kind of scary y/y?

Ashley Eh, not really. No. The pictures are a little creepy, but that's about it.

message 3: by Abigail M. (new) - added it

Abigail M. Thanks!

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