This week’s staff pick is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.
Meet 16 year-old Jacob, a young man still reeling from the unexpected death of his beloved grandfather. The old man would tell him strange tales and captivate him with bizarre photos of levitating girls and invisible boys from his childhood.
Afterwards Jacob receives a mysterious letter that sets him off on a journey to the place where his grandfather grew up. There he discovers the children from the photographs—alive and well and stuck in a time loop – despite local claims that they were all killed decades earlier. As Jacob continues to unravel the mysteries of his grandfather’s past, he suspects that he is being followed by an evil that only he can see. A truly haunting and out-of-the-ordinary read complete with old photos interspersed throughout.