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Домът на мис Перигрин за чудати деца (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1)

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„Домът на мис Перигрин за чудати деца”е незабравим роман, в който литература и фотография се сместват в едно вълнуващо цяло.

След ужасна семейна трагедия шестнайсетгодишният Джейкъб тръгва на път към далечен остров край брега на Уелс, където открива развалините на дома на мис Перегрин за чудати де
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Hardcover, 364 pages
Published May 7th 2014 by Бард (first published June 7th 2011)
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Crystal Starr Light
Hi! I'm tired of defending myself for what I wrote on this stupid book. So I thought I would do a favor to all you super-fans out there that want to read a negative review of their favorite book (WHY??!?), and just hide it with spoiler tags. So now, if Goodreads hasn't goofed, you can just see this review and move on. Focus on reading books that you like instead of hunting down negative reviews for your favorite book. Or writing a review why you liked this book. You know, the reason we are all o ...more
Tatiana
Let me tell you a secret, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is actually:

(I don't think what follows is a spoiler, but am marking it as such anyway as some people think it is.)

(view spoiler)

Rarely do I come across a book that is as far from what it aspires
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Rick Riordan
Nov 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book has been getting a lot of well-deserved attention for the way it incorporates unusual antique photographs into the narrative. The premise: Jacob grew up on his grandfather’s stories about his own childhood during World War II. Supposedly his grandfather escaped the Holocaust by taking refuge on a Welsh island, at an orphanage that catered to children with strange powers. The grandfather even has photos to prove it. As Jacob grows up, he loses faith in his grandfather, and assumes the s ...more
Zoë
May 03, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Edit on January 9th, 2016: I haven't thought about this book since I read it in July and I really have no interest anymore in reading the rest of the series.
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It definitely was a slow moving book, but the plot really held my attention and I loved the use of the pictures. Sometimes I felt like he tried a little too hard to make the pictures perfectly fit into the story which made it a little awkward to read, but they still made the reading experience more interesting. The book really rea
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Christine Riccio
Really enjoyed this!! Here's my booktalk! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9IEq... Can't wait to read Hollow City =D
Emily May
When I was a child, one of my favourite things to do was to look through pictures in books - children's picture books, colouring books, etc. - and tell stories in my mind with them.

For example, a picture of two children holding hands would start this story of friendship, which would then grow with every picture, introducing grander stories and dragons, unicorns, whatever the pictures gave me.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children reminds me of that.

This story, for me, feels completely disj
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Wigs
Dec 02, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I can't even.



The poor execution of a good idea is just so upsetting to me.

The main problem with this book is that the entire time I was reading I felt like a high school English teacher grading a student's paper, when in fact I am not a teacher or anyone who majored in English or writing. If I am simply a normal reader thinking this, then who the hell was working as the editor?? Did they not bring up these issues? Clearly the several people the author listed in his acknowledgements couldn't have
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Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
This is just one of those books whose hype I don't really "get." I read this years ago when it was newly released, and was thoroughly unimpressed. Upon my second reading of this book, my opinion remains unchanged.

A few creepy pictures and some weird people do not a horror tale make, and honestly, that's all the story is. It's a book about stories, and too much attention is focused on the telling of those stories instead of developing the actual plot. As a result, the tale fell flat for me. It wa
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Giselle
Jun 04, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book started with a bang. It was very creepy, exciting and really intriguing, but it all went downhill from there. Once the mystery around the house was explained - which was fairly early and without any nuance - it became a very boring and almost childish story, which I didn't expect at all.

One thing I can say I enjoyed was the photographs- they're scattered throughout the book, all black and white and remarkably creepy. They add a nice eery touch to the story and gives it a really unique
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Mohammed Arabey
Dec 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
هل تستهويك تلك الصور الغريبة..الرهيبة..الأبيض والأسود ذات الطابع المقبض؟

بالأخص التي بها أطفال؟؟ تلك التي صورت وقت كان الأمر مكلفا بحق مما يجعلك تفكر، لماذا؟



هل تعجبك تيمة روايات المدارس التي تضم أولئك الذين ولدوا بقدرات خارقة..او سحرية؟


حسنا، تعال معي وأهلا بك في عالم بيت الأنسة بيرجريني للأطفال الغرباء

Read it before Tim Burton Multi-color edition of it..

If you're into creepy old photos, specially those with children, you know..when Taking pictures was really too expensive to just take a creepy on
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Felicia
This is kinda like uh...a hipster Harry Potter. Not a bad thing! I liked it a lot. There are tons of cool vintage photographs that lend the air of a turn of the century freak show. I loved the world and the vibe though.
Lola

Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children is no horror story.

This is precisely why I decided to give this book a go. Horror is my never-go-near genre. It represents for me what Lord Voldemort represents for the students of Hogwarts: infinite nightmares. So when I read that this bestseller steers clear of the nightmarish stuff, I couldn’t have been happier.

No creepy, eerie, ominous atmosphere. When you do sense a bit of that, 1- it never lasts too long and 2- it feels so forced that it ends u
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Annalisa
Sep 22, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Annalisa by: Barnes and Noble
2.5 stars

Have you ever played that game where one person starts a story and stops mid-sentence and the next person in the circle has to pick up the story? That's how reading this book felt, only instead of jumping from disjointed person to person, it jumps from disjointed photograph to photograph.

Too bad because it started off fantastic. I loved the writing, the humorous way Riggs has with descriptions, and the old-fashion carny photos were a nice touch. I especially loved the analogy of an orph
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Alejandro
A peculiar reading indeed!


This is the first book in the trilogy of the same name than the title of this very book.


THE PECULIAR X-MENISH

We cling to our fairy tales until the price for believing them becomes too high.

This was a book hard to rate, since it provoked some contradictory feelings.

I enjoyed a lot the concept of creating a new “world to be discovered” in an era where it’s supposed that everywhere was already explored, along with such unique (for not saying “particulars”) characters
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Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky, and B*tchy ⚓️ Steamy Reads
This was amazing and I enjoyed it immensely.

I actually grabbed this book because I loved the movie.

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And I watched this movie because, yes, I love anything fantastical and magical...

...but mostly, I watched it because I adore Eva Green…

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God, I love her.

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...and I will literally watch any movie she’s in.
Because, as I said…obsessed.

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Isn't she fierce?

Anystalker, after watching the movie – which I don’t even know why I loved so much, I just did – I really wanted to read the book.

Ya’ll know how that
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Sarah
Jun 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every so often a book comes along that is pure magic, and "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" is one such book. Part fantasy, part adventure, part eccentric photo collection, this is a story that will enthrall and enchant teens and adults.
Jacob is the sixteen year old narrator, and he is intelligent, funny, realistic and perceptive. He is very close to his secretive grandfather, who used to tell him fantastic tales of his youth, and the children's home where he grew up. These tales wer
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Hazel (Stay Bookish)
Seeing this book when I entered the bookstore one time, the peculiar cover truly piqued my curiosity. I didn't buy it that instant though or the time after that and the time after that. Although it was on my "to-read list", I wasn't a big fan of supernatural stories (this is what I assumed the story to be about) and so reading this wasn't one of my top priorities. I knew I had to read it some point in time to finally cross it off the list and when I heard about the Ransom's book signing, I knew ...more
Wendy Darling
I did a fun thing last week! I was invited to the Tim Burton handprint ceremony in Hollywood and a screening of the MISS PEREGRINE movie.



More photos and event recap on the blog. http://www.themidnightgarden.net/2016... Winona Ryder was there, and it was kind of strange to see her again after seeing STRANGER THINGS so recently, heh.

I really enjoyed the film, btw! And now I must acquire a copy of the book to read.
Elyse
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Audiobook......and Physical Book!!! BOTH!!!

Wow...I had no idea what I was missing!!!! I think it's wonderful!!! The AUDIOBOOK made the difference for 'me'. I've had the hard copy for a couple of years--but kept putting it off. The print is small in the book - and jumping around looking at the pictures without having read the story didn't mean anything 'yet'. NOW THEY DO!

So, I started with the AUDIOBOOK. I can't imagine anybody not being drawn into the story immediately. I was almost in tears b
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Jo
WARNING: This review may contain excessive (and possibly incorrect) use of the Welsh language. Diolch.


Initial Final Page Thoughts.
Woaaah. Also, the sequel is going to be bendigedig!

High Points.
TERRIFYING. Originality. Kick-ass taids! Creepy but adorable children. Fairy tales… or are they? WW11. Cymru. Culture and heritage. Time-travel. Crumbling old houses. League of Gentlemen-esque locals. Ghosts, spooks and fire-throwers, OH MY. And, my favourite part of this book, the beautiful photos. Looki
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Darth J
So I bought the trilogy in hardcover at B&N, hoping to dive into this series head first. It came with a bunch of cards:


So I'm a little disappointed that the cover of the book doesn't match up with the tone for much of it. It was written too modern and I felt like it was a mismatch to have such classic photography throughout. I kept looking back to the cover while reading like:


Second most of the characters are just plain boring. Jacob has the gift of seeing monsters... lame. He's a pretty fla
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Madeline
It was...fine?

I liked the inclusion of old, weird photographs throughout the book, especially the way they were placed - you would read an offhand description of something odd, turn the page, and there was the photo showing exactly that. I liked that part, and the photos were always a pleasant surprise, even though I spent way too much time trying to figure out how they had been faked.

But there were just too many stumbling blocks for me to really enjoy this book. The biggest and most obvious is
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Will Byrnes
My grandfather had described it a hundred times, but in his stories the house was always a bright, happy place—big and rambling, yes, but full of light and laughter. What stood before me now was no refuge from monsters, but a monster itself, staring down from its perch on the hill with vacant hunger. Trees burst forth from broken windows and skins of scabrous vine gnawed at the walls like antibodies attacking a virus—as if nature itself had waged war against it—but the house seemed unkillable,
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Fabian
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Boo...! The dude's a photography collector not a novelist.

Very disappointed not only in reading this nicely-packaged "novel", but to learn that Tim Burton is directing its celluloid equivalent. GAG. Will someone use good novel material already!

After my time with it--in which the reader silently prays that more photos will be included, less prose--I am left like a kitten rolled around in thorns. Too many to pick at, I guess I find the biggest fault (a biggie) in the inconsistency of voice. The na
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Reading Corner
I still have mixed feelings about this book and I can't really make my mind up on the rating so I've decided on 3 stars.The book was sort of all over the place and gives a false image.I naively presumed that the novel would be creepy from it's cover and title but it definitely wasn't.Although,the pictures themselves appear creepy and sinister, the story is not.

For me,the pictures were the best part as they're gripping and alluring but the story is awkwardly written around them and most of the pi
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Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος   Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο   Αμούν Arnum
Ένα παράξενα συγκινητικό βιβλίο που πραγματεύεται μια ιστορία φαντασίας με τόσο όμορφο τροπο που εύχεσαι να ειναι αληθινή.

Σε όλο το βιβλίο κυρίαρχο συναίσθημα η αγάπη που κινεί τα νήματα και κάνει τις αποφάσεις ζωής ή θανάτου να μοιάζουν απίστευτα εύκολες και αναπόδραστες.

Η αφοσίωση και η πίστη σε αξίες ξεπερνάει κάθε φαντασία και μαγεύει πραγματικά, με τροπο απλό και τραγικά αληθινό.

Η αγωνία και η ένταση κυριαρχούν και επιβάλλουν τη δίκη τους τροπή στα γεγονότα που δεν ειναι σχεδόν ποτέ αναμ
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J.L.   Sutton
Mar 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mystery begets mystery as the world of Miss Peregrine and her orphanage for peculiar children takes shadowy shape. I was immediately intrigued by how the story unfolds (through vintage photographs). The atmosphere works nicely with our protagonist's search for answers on a remote island off the coast of Wales where most of the action takes place. After a beginning (which quickly drew me in), it took some time for me to get caught up in the story again. It was a fun read. The ending left plenty o ...more
Chris Horsefield
Young Jacob Portman was close to his grandfather, loving the stories his grandfather told of his childhood in Wales - the magically beautiful house, the other children ... and that they were all "peculiar." One could levitate; one was invisible, others had other talents. Jacob believed these stories until he was bullied about them at school when he was about 7, then announced he no longer believed in them and his grandfather never brought it up again.

However, when Jacob is 16 he finds his grandf
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Whitney Atkinson
4/9/2017
Has it SERIOUSLY been almost four years since I've read this book??? I feel like I read it just yesterday, and it was as good today as it was yesterday. Ransom's writing is just so gorgeous and the structure and description is so exquisite that it makes me jealous. I read this for class, which just made it that much more intriguing to delve into. After reading the entire trilogy and then returning to the first book, it was definitely a fun experience. I highly, highly recommend this book
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Juliana Zapata
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Esperaba mucho mas, entretenido, pero para nada maravilloso
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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.” 2772 likes
“We cling to our fairy tales until the price for believing in them becomes too high.” 1813 likes
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