Book Club Recap: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs


I love my neighborhood book club. We have a great time catching up, discussing the books, and just laughing and relaxing.

We read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children in May. It definitely wasn’t a favorite. About half our members read it, a third read part of it, some didn’t try it, and some tried it but gave up. We did have some interesting discussions about the book, specifically about different theories and questions that we thought of while reading it. We all, however, were fascinated by the pictures. I think we had the most fun looking through the book, and a sequel that one of our members was reading, at all of the pictures. We all liked that part of the story . . . how the author found the pictures and wrote the story based on those.


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
written by Ransom Riggs
published by Quirk, 2011

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See Chrissy’s 3-star review here

About the book – from Goodreads: A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography,Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.




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  1. I have always wondered what this was about, I think I will put it on my wish list it sounds intriguing.