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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
« on: March 26, 2016, 06:13:11 pm »
From the publishing house that gave the world Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes this book.  The gimmick is a clever one.  The author found old photos (some very, others moderately, some unknown—but all of them pretty darn random) from garage sales and other people's collections, and brought them together to help tell a fantastical coming-of-age story, set mostly on an island off the coast of Wales.  I was amused, intrigued, and found myself at the end saying, I want the sequel NOW!  (I picked it up as a hardcover, which I rarely do when I have the first in the series as a softcover). It's a fun, creative read; perfect for picking up and taking with you.  It's an original idea, or at least I've not seen this done before.  I thoroughly enjoyed it, and have recommended it to others.

You may have seen movie previews.  Tim Burton is the director.  I have a love (Big Fish, Edward Scissorhands, his Batman films)-hate (Mars Attacks!, Planet of the Apes, Alice in Wonderland) relationship with Burton films, but couldn't think of a better director to tackle this quirky book.  Considering it was supposed to be released 4 March and has been moved to December, plus they made a major and a couple of minor plot changes, makes me afraid that once again, the book will be infinitely better than the movie.
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Re: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2016, 08:57:51 pm »
Is there a time when the movie is better than the book? The only one I can think of is Twilight. I loathed that book; I merely hated the movie.
 
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Re: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2016, 09:46:29 pm »
Is there a time when the movie is better than the book? The only one I can think of is Twilight. I loathed that book; I merely hated the movie.
I know I'm supposed to hate Twilight.  I know I may be asked to turn in my man card for this.  But the last book, Breaking Dawn, in the series is good.  Meyer's writing definitely improved in that series, and she hit her stride with the last book.  Well, during the final third of the third book, really.  It just took, unfortunately, almost 1500 pages to get there. So if you want to give her another try without all the slogging, try "The Host." It got a tad tedious at times, but Meyer had developed the skill to match her imagination. I read it twice.  The movie was horrible.
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Re: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2016, 03:51:33 am »
We read Peculiar Children for book club last month.  I have mixed feelings on it.  Good book,  loved the first of it,  but it went too far into the fantasy realm for me.  There is little fantasy that I can endure so that is no surprise.  If this hadn't been for book club I never would have read it.  So it was a stretch for me,  but ok.  I just really,  really wished we could have seen more of the connection with the protagonist and his grandpa.  I get that we would miss a great part of the story,  but still. ..can you tell I am all about finding the relationship in a story?
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Re: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2016, 10:26:45 am »
I'm looking forward to the Miss Peregrine movie, because I'll go see it with at least one daughter who totally would fit in there.

I'm grateful to the Twilight series, for all the fun memes it spawned.  It also did good in it's own way, by getting a new generation to look up facts on abusive relationships to see whether the memes were right or not. 

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Re: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2016, 04:39:44 pm »
Yeah, the Twilight series is a romance, so it understandably plays up the relationship aspect.  But the graphic only tells part of the story.  In the last book, the character of Bella develops a heroic persona in relationship to her family, and the sacrifices she makes for them.  I found that more than redeeming.
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Re: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2016, 01:01:23 am »
I liked the story but not some of the journey through it.  I like to check out books before my kids read them as often as possible, especially since our 11 year-old likes to read above her level.  I guess it is not surprising for a YA novel but I have to say no to her on this one as being not age appropriate for her.  It doesn't help that her teacher has recommended some YA books that I don't feel she should be reading yet due to content.  She is vulnerable being raised for 8 years of her life with different values and experiences a kid shouldn't have.
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Re: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2016, 05:28:26 pm »
Yeah, 11 is too young for Twilight.  Maybe 14 or 15.
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Re: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2016, 10:22:48 pm »
I liked the story but not some of the journey through it.  I like to check out books before my kids read them as often as possible, especially since our 11 year-old likes to read above her level.  I guess it is not surprising for a YA novel but I have to say no to her on this one as being not age appropriate for her.  It doesn't help that her teacher has recommended some YA books that I don't feel she should be reading yet due to content.  She is vulnerable being raised for 8 years of her life with different values and experiences a kid shouldn't have.

Twilight or Miss Peregrine's?
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Re: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2016, 10:26:09 pm »
Yeah, 11 is too young for Twilight.  Maybe 14 or 15.

Yes, I wasn't too excited when my daughter's 4th grade teacher read some of it in class to show something about writing style, thereby getting her Krista to want to read it. 

We finally started reading it together after pressure from other girls in the 4th grade.  Funny how reading it with mom, who points out things like a 100+ year old man watching you at night is creepy, turns you off on the series.   
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Re: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2016, 11:25:01 pm »
Sorry, I was referring to Miss Peregrine's...  And, no, I can't recommend the Twilight series for pre-teens due to content and people in general due to story  :P.  The Host was a better, though.
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