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Subject: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Date Posted: 7/25/2016 6:00 PM ET
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has anybody read this. what did you think.

Date Posted: 7/26/2016 11:26 AM ET
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I read it and loved it.  I also read the sequel, Hollow City.  I have the third book, Library of Souls but haven't read it yet.  I have to admit that I really enjoy looking at the vintage (and often bizarre) photos.

Date Posted: 7/26/2016 2:41 PM ET
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^ Ditto everything Diane said above. :)

Date Posted: 7/29/2016 9:29 AM ET
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Read it a while ago, yes, thought it was well worth the read, unique and kept me interested throughout.

Date Posted: 7/31/2016 6:02 AM ET
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Not my typical genre but I absolutely loved it and proceeded to quickly devour the next two in the series.  Loved the way the author tied things up at the end of the 3rd one.  Can't wait to see the movie in the fall.  

Date Posted: 7/31/2016 10:05 AM ET
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I found the book at a thrift store but since there were some people wishing for it I posted it and sent it to somebody. If I think of reading it sometime I'll have to find it again. I have a large stack of stuff to read so no likelihood of running out of stuff to read.

Date Posted: 8/6/2016 12:43 PM ET
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Asylum by Madeleine Roux

this book seems to be compared to Miss Peregrine. It has a lot of pictures in it. It may be a bit more horror to it and it may be more young adult level.

Date Posted: 9/26/2016 11:14 PM ET
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A truly "different" type of book. I also loved it.  Frankly, I'm afraid to go see the movie because I'm worried that Hollywood will ruin it.

Katz

Date Posted: 10/20/2016 12:00 PM ET
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Frankly, I'm afraid to go see the movie because I'm worried that Hollywood will ruin it.

I saw the movie last weekend and I enjoyed it very much.  I don't think Hollywood ruined this one. 

Date Posted: 11/4/2016 12:22 AM ET
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I think I may be the only person who did not enjoy it. I  canceled my requests for the sequels, it just didn't appeal to me. Actually, I noticed that it took my daughter over a month to finish, and she usually finishes a book within 2 days. I've heard the movie was excellent , but when I asked, these people had not read the book, so did not have preconceived notions.

Date Posted: 12/14/2016 12:51 PM ET
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We saw the movie last weekend, and I had not read the book.  My daughter and I are fans of Tim Burton's, so we enjoy seeing his work.  It was OK, but not killer.

Judye / maysied

Date Posted: 12/22/2016 11:29 AM ET
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I loved Miss Peregrine!!

 

The Asylum books are good but the only comparisan I would see are the pictures. Both series have haunting pictures.