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Library of Souls: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Book 3

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Violent volume ends gothic trilogy with epic battle, hope.

Book Ransom Riggs Fantasy 2015
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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 12+

An Incredible Teaching Tool & Fantastically Written

I read a parent review that states that there are scenes during which characters sleep together. No there are not! This book is incredibly sexually innocent. The two characters who "kind of like" one another, Emma and Jacob, are still in that awkward stage in youth--they don't even share a kiss beyond the same sort of kiss you would give a family member on the cheek. This book is a magical teaching tool for discussions involving discrimination of any kind, free societies, fair governments, good vs. evil, bravery, courage, friendship, respect for authority figures...every teacher in America should thank Ransom Riggs for creating such a perfect classroom series (and for writing with correct grammar--rare these days). Please ignore that absurd review from a parent who is obviously clueless and didn't read the book. I'm a mother, an educator, and a librarian. This is a fantastic series and a great installment!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 10+



Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (7):

Action-packed and accented by strange photos, this final book in Ransom Riggs' gothic thriller trilogy is complicated, spine-tingling, violent, and romantic. It's also well written and fun to read. The war between good and evil is the stuff comic books are made of, the vocabulary reads like a classic novel, and the unique story will engage anyone who loves science fiction, dystopian novels, and/or cannibalistic monsters, evil scientists, and heroes with superhuman talents.

Some readers may find the first part slow going as Riggs sets up pieces of a complicated plot. However, midway, the action and excitement pick up, and those pieces fall into place. Battles ensue, death and destruction are narrowly avoided, happy surprises follow hopeless disasters, and vice versa. Good is bad and bad is good as the story twists and turns through loops, tunnels, turrets, sewage-laden canals, and fantastical rooms and worlds on its way to a final resolution. Whew! What a journey! Definitely one readers will not soon forget.

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