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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Updated on September 3, 2012
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children | Source

Is Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children the Next Harry Potter?

There has been a lot of talk lately about Ransom Riggs's debut novel, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Many people have been describing the book as the next Harry Potter. And with the movie rights having been recently purchased, will it be?


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Riggs's peculiar book introduces us to Jacob Portman, a boy who once believed in the many odd stories of his grandfather's. These stories were all about a house for children, who were different. One boy was invisible, while one girl had to be tied down to keep from floating away, and each and every child had unique ability or quality of their own. Growing up is hard though, and Jacob comes to the realization that his grandfather's stories were just that. Or so he thought they were. After a frantic phone call, Jacob rushes over to his grandfather's house and is confronted with a horrifying scene in the woods. After the death of his grandfather, and the recurring nightmares of the thing that killed him, Jacob decides that it is time to find the truth. In a whirlwind of surprises, not only does Jacob find this truth, but he also finds a place where he finally belongs, and a cause worth fighting for.


How Tall?

Chart of how tall the stack of all purchased Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children books would be
Chart of how tall the stack of all purchased Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children books would be | Source

What's the Word Around Town?

With the end of the Harry Potter books and movies, many teens and young adults have been looking for the next great book to get attached to. Since its publication in 2011, many people have claimed that Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is going to be that next Harry Potter series. However, with the competition of Twilight and The Hunger Games in the market, does it really stand a chance? First of all, lets address the obvious. Twilight is no real competition for anything. The Hunger Games, however, is a different story. The books and the first movie have captivated viewers all over the world and the series features a genuine female lead who not only knows how to kick ass, but to also to stand up for the rights of those who have been trodden on. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children however is far different from Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games. This book brings a completely new world to light and while it may or may not be the next Harry Potter, the book is worth the read. You will not be disappointed with this book, and after you do read it, you'll be left wanting more.


Movie Rights and Sequels...

Not only has this book become a quick hit, it has been up for movie rights and possible sequels. For those who haven't been checking in with the Ransom Riggs blog, he announced the official purchase of the movie rights to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children on May 30th of 2011. The movie rights have been purchased by 20th Century Fox, though I haven't found a release date yet. All information points to the film as still being in development. Riggs is however working on the book's sequel as we speak (or read or type). Riggs announced through a blog post on July 8th 2012 that the sequel will be published sometime in 2013.

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      Alyssa Barron 5 years ago from Illinois

      Thank you so much! I assure that you will be disappointed, and if you are, then I don't know what went wrong because this book is just wonderful!

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      visionandfocus 5 years ago from North York, Canada

      Most intriguing! Must add it to my to-read list before the movie comes out. Thanks for the heads-up. Usually, I'm way behind and have to catch up with the reading while the movie's already playing.

      Great hub! Voted up!

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