ISBN9781594744761 alternate cover edition
A enigmatic island. An orphanage that has been abandoned. A bizarre collection of strange photographs. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that blends fiction and photography into a thrilling reading experience, has it all... . A horrific family tragedy sends sixteen-year-old Jacob to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, as our story begins. As Jacob investigates the abandoned bedrooms and corridors, it becomes clear that the children were more than odd. They had the potential to be dangerous. It's possible that they were quarantined on a deserted island for a reason. And, despite what appears to be an impossibility, they may still be alive. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography that will delight adults, teens, and anyone who enjoys a shadowy adventure.
...so one day my mother sat me down and explained that I couldn't become an explorer because everything in the world had already been discovered. I'd been born in the wrong century, and I felt cheated.
Because we weren’t like other people. We were peculiar. Peculiar how? Oh, all sorts of ways, he said. There was a girl who could fly, a boy who had bees living inside him, a brother and sister who could lift boulders over their heads.
I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was. Likewise, I never imagined that home might be something I would miss.