Bergalicious Book Club: September 2015Monday, September 07, 2015
After July's Bergalicious Book Club pick Bossypants by Tina Fey and August's pick The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story by Lily Koppel, we decided to mix things up and throw in a fiction pick for September.
September's book is Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.
Described by author and Youtuber John Green (who I once met at the Indianapolis Zoo and then proceeded to completely fangirl all over him) as "a tense, moving, and wonderously strange first novel", this YA novel was inspired by a collection of old photographs.
From the book jacket:
A mysterious island.
An abandoned orphanage.
A strange collection of very peculiar photographs.
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, 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 f Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that Miss Peregrine's children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for a 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.
If that sounds good to you (or if you just want to read the book before the move is released in March 2016), we'd love for you to join us! We have our discussions on Facebook, and if you can't or don't want to participate every month, you don't have to.