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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Doc ↠ 352 pages ´ Moneyexpresscard ☆ Alternate Cover edition for ISBN 9781594744761A mysterious island An abandoned orphanage A strange collection of very curious photographs It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChHorrific 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 than just peculiar They may have been dan Really enjoyed this Here's my booktalk Can't wait to read Hollow City D

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Gerous They may have been uarantined 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 shado I can't evenThe poor execution of a good idea is just so upsetting to meThe main problem with this book is that the entire time I was reading I felt like a high school English teacher grading a student's paper when in fact I am not a teacher or anyone who majored in English or writing If I am simply a normal reader thinking this then who the hell was working as the editor?? Did they not bring up these issues? Clearly the several people the author listed in his acknowledgements couldn't have been reading closely enough The text was just screaming amateur writer please help What surprises me is that the author's background is in film Being that I myself have a background in film I can tell you that the one thing that is stressed is making conclusive ideas Do not bring up something that has no relevance to the rest of the story because obviously in film every second is costly whereas of course in Microsoft Word there is so conseuence to typing characters What bothered me most was that the author seemed unaware about how to properly use the gimmick of his entire book the old photographs some photoshopped some vintage original to illustrate the world He used several of these pictures simply to use them and I find out later that they in fact contribute nothing to the storyThat's right There's no reason at all for them to be thereOften it seems the author was thinking oh that's a cool picture let's throw it in when in fact there's no connection that it's in there besides the narrator finding the picture Here I'm speaking of the several pictures of Peculiars that we never meet the clown twins who we have TWO different photographs of at different times in the book as if they have significance the dog headed boy the girl in the jar the girl with the reflectionI could go on Why include these photographs if they are not involved in your story? You may think they look cool author but it weakens your story when you make no mention of them in your story after you show their pictures At least make up some sort of subplot about how they've been disappearing or leaving as to why you've brought up characters simply for putting in pictures The author states at the end of the book there are only ten children so it's not like they're there and just not talking So if there are only ten children then the fact that all these pictures in there of much than ten children makes it confusing and annoying The lack of cohesion was just destroying my brainAnother thing that weakened the picture gimmick is that the multiple pictures of Emma were clearly different people and it bothered me that the author pretended that wasn't noticeable The first picture of Emma was about age 1011 looking and the fact that her age or a description to indicate she's mature isn't stated til two chapters after we see that picture completely derailed me and what the mental picture of her was supposed to be Then the comparison of the picture of potato peeling Emma with the last picture of Emma were not possibly believable as being the same person I may sound picky but if your book is centered around this idea then make your concept strong Horace as well the two pictures we have of Horace aren't possibly the same person and again an issue with using about a 9 year old kid for his first picture and then a 17 year old boy's picture for the next Consistency is important and if he cared I felt he would have dug deeper into finding better photos for his characters instead of just saying oh this might work And I'm not sure which ones were photoshopped and which ones weren't but the perspective of Victor's bed in the mirror of that one picture is absolutely impossible and it bothered me to no end looking at itAside from the fact that the entire book felt like it was created simply to show some 'cool vintage photos' I felt that the author didn't have a full grip on his own ideas He had good ideas as complicated as they are Nice settings I enjoyed some of the scenes like the glowfish and Enoch's big moment but the writing itself was rather weak The thing that bothered me uite a lot for the first 23 of the book is that the reader is too smart for the book This book is clearly meant for older teens due to the language I couldn't say it's for anybody younger and I know older teens are clearly capable of putting together the information presented and figuring out what's going on However the narrator does not and the reader ends up waiting several pages each time for the narrator to figure it out and then state importantly that he's figured out what's going on as if it's a revelation when we've been waiting for the obvious for a while Luckily though at the end there were at least some things I did not see coming which felt a bit better However writing wise I also found some general writing 'don'ts' that screamed out at me like lack of pronoun clarification use of cliche phrases face the music and using the same phrase over and over in only a few pages time torn to piecesAdditionally the side story about Marcie the one with the photo of the girl crouching waiting for the school bus clearly showed me that the author didn't have a good idea of his own concept I don't want to spoil the basic premise of how the world works but if you think about it there's no way she could have been that age waiting for a school bus if you applied the rules of the world to herAnd lastly the way the book endedis there supposed to be a followup book? I didn't believe so but it's so unfinished I'm not sure Perhaps he was going for a bit of both like 'if this book does well I'll write another but if not it doesn't matter' I understand the reasoning of why it ended how it does because of the way things turned out the narrator is now in charge and has plenty of things to do with his life But there's no conclusion whatsoever The uestions that such openness leaves hanging in the air just adds to the already mounting stack of issues with weak writingOverall the book had some good ideas and the gimmick with the photos would have been nice however the ideas aren't fully formed With lots of editing and reinforcement of concept this could have been a good book Unfortunately due to the fact that the people working with him on this book didn't bring up or didn't force the author to take a longer look at his numerous weak points we end up with a book that feels flattened by the author's inability to form and communicate ideas effectively This book is sadly a mess

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenAlternate Cover edition for ISBN 9781594744761A mysterious island An abandoned orphanage A strange collection of very curious photographs It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience As our story opens a When I was a child one of my favourite things to do was to look through pictures in books children's picture books colouring books etc and tell stories in my mind with them For example a picture of two children holding hands would start this story of friendship which would then grow with every picture introducing grander stories and dragons unicorns whatever the pictures gave meMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children reminds me of thatThis story for me feels completely disjointed and messy It is evidently framed around this marvelous collection of creepy vintage photographs but the story is not smoothly incorporated It reads like you can imagine the author viewing each image and trying to find a way to fit it into the plot of the book Here's a weird image of a girl smoking a pipe and peeling potatoes how can I make that part of the story? Here's a creepy picture of some twins in clown outfits how do I add that to the book?And if you're thinking of reading this as a creepy book for Halloween it is not scary at all The narrative never delivers an atmosphere deserving of the photography It's all a bit bland and never becomes anything than a standard paranormal tale about teenschildren with special powersAdditionally the narrator Jacob is simply not a character I like to read about I hate it when rich privileged narrators constantly wallow in their own self pity for no good reason Here he says If I never went home what exactly would I be missing? I pictured my cold cavernous house my friendless town full of bad memories the utterly unremarkable life that had been mapped out for me What??? He is from a ridiculously wealthy family and has two loving parents and lives in a huge house He did have a part time job but he took it for granted and spent his time showing up late and deliberately shelving things wrong because he wanted to be fired He also did have a best friend but his friend not surprisingly walked out after this exchange “What are you my mom?”“Do I look like I blow truckers for food stamps?” I did not like him at all Some unlikable characters are unlikable in a complex and interesting way but Jacob is just a spoiled entitled and selfish brat Add that to the simplistic yet messy storytelling and this book was completely disappointing I'm also tempted to say it reads like a middle grade book but that would be an insult to some of the fantastic middle grade books I've read recently It just reads like a not very good bookBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Store