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Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Vanishing
Exercises in Knitting
The Good Dream
The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
The Chosen
BT-Kids' Knits
Talking God
The Professor
The Christmas Files
The Finisher
Home Decor for 18-Inch Dolls: Create 10 Room Settings with Furniture and 15 Outfits with Accessories
Dracula and Other Stories
A New Song
All Quiet on the Western Front
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Monday, July 15, 2013

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

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine, #1)Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I started this and then it had to go back to the library. The plot was refreshingly new and is based on the existence of a group of people, most of whom function in a time warp. Some of theme also live in the real world and cross back and forth. The hero of the book doesn't know that he is one of the Peculiar children until his grandfather dies and leaves a confusing task for him to complete. This is obviously the first of a series.

My only complaint about this book is some of the language. It saddens me to see our language deteriorating and at younger and younger ages. Some TV programs have so many bleeps you can't make sense of what is being said. Books designed for kids ought to set a better standard.

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