Book Voyages is a blog about children's literature from the point of view of a school library/media specialist. It features reviews of books as well as interview with authors and school uses for books.
May 2, 2012
Miss Peregrin's Home for Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrin's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
This one is definitely middle school and up for swearing and eeriness. Jacob, a normal 16 year old who thinks his grandfather is a bit eccentric, discovers that all the strange stories his grandfather had been telling him just might be true. In an effort to find out, he travels to a small island off the coast of Wales to search for an orphanage that may or may not even exist. Scattered throughout the book are strange photographs, some clearly trick photography, that lend to the eerie feelings the story evokes. More fantasy than horror, when I reached the end of this book, I immediately wanted more.