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Oct 27 2016

Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children by Ransom Riggs

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Quirk Books, 2016. ISBN 9781594749025
(Age: Young adult) Recommended. This is a quirky fantasy tale of a young boy's quest to uncover the story behind his grandfather's dying words in very unusual circumstances. The fantasy tale reveals a community of very peculiar children locked in a time loop, and their struggles to overcome an attack from an unusual source.
The story is very readable once you get past the first few chapters where the main character is undergoing psychological struggles and treatment. The book also includes some very bizarre photographs (set in 1940's).
There is nothing unsavoury in this story but it is most unusual and I can recommend it for young adult readers.
Carolyn Hull

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