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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
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Oct 23, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: 2011, young-adult
Read from October 23 to 28, 2011

I was excited to get my hands on this book because I'd heard such great things only to find out - it wasn't all that great!

The premise is a good one and the peculiar children are endearing and fun, but the story just falls flat. There are two major events/items (Wights and Victor) that aren't fully explained - both are central enough that the stories should have been fully divulged. These are just the two I noticed - there may have been more that I missed.

Throughout the story I became bored, but the author tosses in just enough intrigue and/or mystery to keep readers going. Several times I thought about giving up and putting the book away, but kept going due to those few nibbles of mystery and intrigue only to find myself three pages from the end and still seriously contemplating quitting.

The ending is definitely set up for a sequel (probably more than one book to follow judging by the content of this book) and I wouldn't be interested in following the story.

Maybe this YA book is best suited for the pre-teens and teens because I just wasn't all that impressed.
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David Thank you sooooooooo much for this. I started out super stoked with this one, and now I'm bored out of my skull. Contemplating putting it down, myself.

Read, Run, Ramble I was so disappointed because the premise is super awesome and it could have been a really great book. Some people love it, but I was bored the entire time and wanted so much more. I never did bother with the second book and I don't recall hearing a lot about it either so I'm wondering how it did??!!

Honestly, after finishing the book, I learned I could have put it down any one of the several times I thought about it - I wouldn't have missed a thing!

Read, Run, Ramble Hey, Dave, now that the movie is coming out, do you think you'll go see it? I'm wondering if it would make a much better movie!?

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