Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children) by Ransom Riggs
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Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children) tells the tale of Jacob Portman and his adventures. The author uses a series of antique photographs as part of the narrative.
Jacob travels to Wales, to find out the truth about his grandfather’s past, after he was murdered by what he believes is a mysterious creature, a ‘hollow’ or ‘hollowgast’. When he gets to Wales, he meets a pretty girl who can control fire, she takes him to meet Miss Peregrine. Miss Peregrine and the peculiar children live in time loops. The current one is set in 1940. At Miss Peregrine’s, Jacob meets Millard and Bronwyn who have the gifts of invisibility and incredible strength, respectively.
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children) has Jacob and his friends fighting ‘hollows’, and saving Peregrine from the clutches of her captors. And finally, the children are seen looking for a new time loop, after the destruction of their old one.
This book has been lauded by readers and critics for its unique narrative style. The reprint edition of this book was published by Quirk Books in 2013, and is available in paperback.
- A sequel to this book titled Hollow City was released on the 14th of January, 2014.
- A film adaptation of the book has been planned, which will have Tim Burton directing it.