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Miss-Peregrine-Home-Peculiar-Children-Ransom-RiggsMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

RaeleighReads rating: 5 out of 5 coffee cups

“Scattered toys, evidence of children long gone, lay skinned in dust. Creeping mold had turned window-adjacent walls black and furry. Fireplaces were throttled with vines that had descended from the roof and had begun to spread across the floor like alien tentacles.”

A perfect marriage of literature and visual arts, Miss Peregrine’s is a brilliant book, and I’m recommending it to everyone.

First, this book is gorgeous. I know, I know, I shouldn’t be dazzled by the trappings, but seriously just go look at this thing. The paper is heavy and thick. Each chapter begins with a decorative page, and each page itself has a decorative swirl along the bottom, denoting the page number. Interspersed between and integral to the story, are wonderful old photographs that Mr. Riggs found, collected, and incorporated. The…

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Posted on June 23, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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