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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
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Aug 28, 12

bookshelves: read-in-2012
Read from August 22 to 28, 2012

Ugh, this pains me. I wanted so badly to love this book. However, it certainly has the feel of being forced. The story starts out pretty good and builds the intrigue, but that dissipates as the book progresses. So many elements were contrived and generic that even the most exciting parts toward the end were not engaging. While the pictures along the way were extremely interesting (and apparently real), the story was very obviously built around them rather than supplemented by them. The ending certainly gives way to a sequel, and I'll definitely read it (as well as see the Tim Burton movie that's planned). I didn't hate this book, but the two stars are all I could spare. Hopefully Ransom Riggs' next book will be better written and less deliberate as his debut.
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