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Friday, November 15, 2013

Unique and Genuine Photographs within a novel

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine, #1)

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

By: Ransom Riggs

Genre: YA fantasy

Pages: 352

Published: 2011

Read: November

4 out of 5

This is definitely one of the most unique books I have read.  It has a dystopian twist, but the exceptional photographs Riggs uses extremely enhances the story and makes it a one-of-a-kind novel. Surprisingly, the photos are genuine with only a little changing of lighting, which Riggs said took hours and lots of people to help discover these peculiar photographs. I can't even fathom constructing a novel based around photographs, but he does a superb job.  The story itself was well written and captured my interest; however the last third evolved into too much sci-fi, which is not my favorite. With the pictures and the intrigue of what may happen next, I still enjoyed it enough to give a good rating and I will be reading the sequel, Hollow City.

Check out http://www.ransomriggs.com/ for more peculiar photographs.

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