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Hollow City: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book 2

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Gripping, creepy sequel time-travels to 1940s London.

Book Ransom Riggs Fantasy 2014
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 12+

This book is exciting and full of adventure! It is a little scary at times but as long as your child doesnt have bad dreams or worry too much about monsters it should be fine. The characters are fantastic and kids can really relate to their stories.
age 15+

I loved it

I loved it! It has a huge amount of violence and gore, including an impaled little girl. Not for the easily scared or grossed out. For a mature reader.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (17 ):

Imaginative and gripping, Hollow City keeps the pages turning and raises a steady stream of ethical dilemmas. When is a selfless act the right thing to do, and when is it destructive? What happens when you can't do right by one person you love without harming another? As the second installment in a series, it manages the challenges of moving the story along while leaving plenty of conflict and unresolved issues for future books. The strange antique photos, along with the typical creepiness of monster tales, make for a level of weirdness that may be too intense for some readers and will have huge appeal for others.

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