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

liked it

3.5 is probably more accurate.

It has gaping plot holes.
Many clues opened but never explained.
Copy-cat plot elements.
Cue the realistically creepy, then drop it; then cue the fake fantasy monster; then at the very end, start the real adventure.

But do you know what? I thoroughly enjoyed it anyway. It was well-described and delicious. I swallowed it in 3 hours. Regardless of its failings, I didn't seem to really noticed because I was having such a good time watching it.

(I say watching, because it's what I call a "movie book"--so visual that your imagination doesn't have to lift a finger)
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message 1: by Martha (new)

Martha Have you read the Attolia series?

Mary Nope. Is it good?

message 3: by Martha (new)

Martha Yes. Some more than others. I mentioned it, though, because I can see the camera angles in King of Attolia (#3). ;) The Attolia books are also from a master of "I should have seen that coming, but I didn't, although in hindsight it's perfectly clear."

Mary nice! Are they 4-5 star books? (aka, worth my time)

message 5: by Martha (new)

Martha I thought so. :) I didn't like #4 as much, but it wasn't BAD, either.

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