Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2011)
A enigmatic island. An orphanage that has been abandoned. A odd collection of strange pictures. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an amazing work that combines fiction and photography in an exciting reading experience, has it all waiting to be discovered. As the novel begins, a horrible family tragedy sends Jacob, sixteen, to a lonely island off the coast of Wales, where he uncovers the crumbling remnants of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
As Jacob explores the abandoned bedrooms and corridors, it becomes evident that the children were more than simply odd. They could have been hazardous. They could have been isolated on a remote island for good reason. And, despite what appears to be an impossibility, they may still be alive. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a spine-chilling story illustrated with disturbing vintage imagery that will enchant adults, teens, and everyone who enjoys an adventure in the shadows.
“With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it’s no wonder Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+”—Entertainment Weekly