Thursday, June 23, 2011
Giveaway: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
But at 16, Jacob witnesses his grandfather’s murder at the hands of what appears to be something indescribable. When he falls into a serious depression, his parents send him to Dr. Golan for help. And therapy does seem to help, at least enough that Dr. Golan supports Jacob's idea to go the Carinholm with his dad and to see things for himself.
Once there, Jacob finds the children’s home, but it is deserted, with a big hole in the middle. During the war, the house had been hit by a bomb and it was said that everyone who lived there was instantly killed.
But where they really all dead? Jacob doesn’t think so.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a thrilling adventure tale, a fantasy, a time travel story about people with extraordinary abilities. It is funny and eerie and unexpected. Ransom Riggs (great name) has written a strange kind of family history complete with what could be called a family album using found photos to enhance his tale.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is definitely fun in a Gaimanesque kind of way, so much so that I have decided to give my copy away to a reader looking for an adventure.
To enter this giveaway:
1. You must be a follower of The Children’s War
2. You should leave a comment here to officially enter
3. Please provide some way to contact you (blog or email, etc.)
1. This giveaway ends one week from today (June 30 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EST)
2. Winner be chosen by Random.org
3. Winner be announced and contacted on July 1st
This giveaway is unfortunately open to US residents only (thanks to the ridiculously high international mailing costs of the USPO)