This week’s Friday Book Share (created by Shelley Wilson – LINK HERE) I’m sharing Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Random Riggs!
The purpose is to share books you’ve enjoyed by following the FRIDAY acronym:
First line of the book
Recruit fans by adding the blurb
Introduce the main character using only three words
Delightful design (add the cover of the book)
Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)
Your favourite line/scene
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
First line of the book:
“I had just come to accept that my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen.”
Recruit fans by adding the blurb:
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.
A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
Introduce the main character using only three words:
Curious. Brave. Determined.
This book is great for people who like mysterious adventure stories. The story is unique and quite different! Also suitable for younger readers.
Your favourite lines/scenes:
“I don’t mean to be rude’ I said, ‘but what are you people?’
‘We’re peculiar,’ he replied, sounding a bit puzzled. ‘Aren’t you?;
‘I don’t know. I don’t think so’
‘That’s a shame.”
“When someone won’t let you in, eventually you stop knocking.”
“…slow and drunk is no match for fast and scared shitless.”
“Forgive me. I continue to underestimate the breadth of your ignorance.”
“..what an unchallenging life it would be if we always got things right on the first go.”
“To have endured horrors, to have seen the worst of humanity and have your life made unrecognizable by it, to come out of all that honorable and brave— that was magical.”
“That’s quite a performance you gave earlier […] I’m sure the theater lost a fine actor when you chose to devote yourself to murder and cannibalism.”
Hope you enjoyed another Friday Book Share! 🙂