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Mrs Anderson reads. And reads. And reads some more!  Find out more about her latest recommendation for readers 7th-12th grades.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

“I put off reading this series for ages because of the title,” says Mrs Anderson. “It says ‘Peculiar Children’, right? Well, this book reinforced the adage to never judge a book by its cover, because ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children‘ is most emphatically not a children’s story.”

The book follows sixteen-year-old Jacob Portman, a slacker Florida teen who despises his job at his family’s drug store. The untimely and inexplicable death of his grandfather sends Jacob into a tailspin, withdrawing from work, his family, and his friends.reading
In an effort to find some closure in the loss of his grandfather, Jacob and his father plan a trip to Wales to visit the orphanage his grandfather grew up in.
That’s where the adventure really begins. Jacob discovers that all the ‘fairy tales’ his grandfather told him as a child weren’t really so preposterous after all. The book (and truly, the entire series) is a fast-paced thrilling adventure as Jacob is thrown into the exhilarating and dangerous world of the Peculiars.
Mrs Anderson“The age of the main character and content of the stories put this series into solid young adult territory,” Mrs. Anderson adds. “I’d recommend it for action fans grade 7 or above.”
“I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.”

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