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Parents' Guide to

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Book 1

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Eerie gothic fantasy a satisfying creep fest for teens.

Book Ransom Riggs Fantasy 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 24 parent reviews

age 18+

Not for children

The book was excellent for an adult. Every single curse word besides the “F” was used in this book. It cussed throughout. Talks about very sexual things a few times. Would absolutely not recommend for a child.
age 8+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (24 ):
Kids say (123 ):

Just picking up this book, holding it, feeling its heft, and looking at its cover will entice older YA readers to read it. And they won't be disappointed, especially if they like gothic fantasy sprinkled with a little time-traveling adventure, quirky characters, and spine-tingling action. The use of more than 40 unusual but authentic vintage photographs makes the story all the better by lending a sense of eerie realism to its almost absurd, shadowy atmosphere. How the author uses each photo to develop his characters and their story truly is inspiring.

The ending may leave the reader a little unsatisfied and awaiting more adventures from Jacob and his peculiar friends, but those are sure to come. Also, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is headed for the big screen.

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