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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
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Jul 24, 11

Read from July 22 to 24, 2011

The concept of linking a story to vintage photographs is appealing, but the story and character development were weak. After the death of his grandfather, Jacob is compelled to travel to the island of Wales to see what he can find out about the stories of Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar children. Between the beginning of Jacob's journey and when he finally starts to discover the truth about his grandfather and himself, there was an awful lot of filler that doesn't add much to the story. Several characters and events seem to exist just for the sake of including one of the old photographs. The ending clearly leaves the story open for a sequel. This was a quick enough read that I'd probably pick up a sequel even though I wasn't thoroughly impressed with this one.
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Andrea Cleland Totally agree. The pictures are the only aspect saving this book.


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