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video 2017-08-17 13:24

Give your child more than just another fictional story or a Harry Potter story. Here is a book by Christopher Conroy that will empower your child. Anzard, is the best gift that you could give your child and impress them.

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text 2017-08-03 19:08
Reading progress update: I've read 170 out of 352 pages.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs
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review 2017-06-24 17:26
2/5 "Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children"
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs

Jacob’s grandfather use to spin some stories about his own World War Two childhood, some pretty strange ones…stories about the boy who could lift rocks with one hand and the girl who could fly. As he turns into a teenager, Jacob realises they couldn’t have been true. Could they?

An entertaining read from Ransom, based on some odd Victorian photographs he’s collected over the years, the basis of which pull the story along and illustrate it nicely. Some of the pictures are very odd and disquieting. Of particular note is a dentist with no pupils or irises, and the worlds creepiest Santa. I even bought the paperback so I could see the pictures better than on my Kindle. It’s a nice novelty for a story to see the frame it’s draped on, to see the process of turning pictures into a story.

There’s nothing wrong with Ransom’s characters, and his writing style is easy on the eye, flowing along nicely. The descriptions of the Welsh island where Jacob finds himself are all nicely done as well, lending a solid and realistic feel to everything. I would have probably commented more on the bi-lingual nature of Wales, but that’s just a minor point.

So why only two stars? The problem for me was that the story was remarkably…forgettable. I finished this three days ago, and I had to check the book to look up the name of the main character before I started this review.

Nobody stuck with me; I have no urge to see where the next two books are going, where the lives of the characters are taking them next. If you asked me to name Jacob's love interest or his fathers name, I couldn’t do it.

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review 2017-06-10 19:15
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs

I had heard from at least three people that the synopsis did not accurately represent this book, so when I decided to read it because it was recommended to me by a student, I purposely did not re-read the synopsis as a reminder to what it was about. As it happens, I did enjoy Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. I agree about the synopsis as well. When it says

...Miss Peregrine's children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason.

it sets the book up for being very different than it actually is.

I think the story is really creative, and I enjoyed the mystery and the time travelling. I also just love the story behind the book. I love how this story was written with genuine antique photographs as a basis. That's awesome.

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review 2017-06-07 19:27
For the Love of the Children, Indiana Wake
Mail Order Bride: For the Love of the Ch... Mail Order Bride: For the Love of the Children: Clean, and Inspirational Western Historical Romance (Mail Order Bride Murder Mystery Book 8) - Indiana Wake,Belle Fiffer
I really enjoyed this clean, historical, western romance. I voluntarily chose to review it and I've given it a 5* rating. This one involves a widower with 2 small children. This was a really interesting situation. It goes to show how important communication is in relationships.No new developments in the murder in this story. On to the next.
 
 

 

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