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6 Unique Facts about Ransom Riggs’ ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children hits theaters on September 30, and we can’t wait to watch the film. Creepy, cool and filled with adventure, the movie is directed by Tim Burton (yay!) and stars Eva Green as Miss Peregrine. I mean, just look at how awesome the trailer is: The movie is based on a bestselling young adult book series written by Ransom Riggs, and it’s about a young boy named Jacob who discovers a secret world of special children. The books combine eerie photographs and creepy Victorian imagery to create a world that feels like it’s forever stuck in the past. Which is why we can’t think of a better director than Burton to take on this tale of the…

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Books! The Perfect Gift for the Most Difficult People on Your List

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You want to pretend that you’ve been hunting for the perfect holiday present for months, but we both know the truth—you have no idea what to get at least half of the people on your list. Don’t despair—you have lots of company! This is why we have all kinds of suggestions for book lovers including Christmas-y fiction, books that would make great movies for Hanukkah (but are also awesome reads), books that can change the world, and the best books of 2015. But some of the people on your list are REALLY hard to shop for. Finding the key to world peace would be simpler. No worries! Get ready to make your list. We’ve got what you need; books are…

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Edward Gorey meets Tim Burton for Miss Peregrine style

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There are lots of things to love about Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s series. The first book, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, is not only a New York Times bestseller, but it introduced us to a new kind of young adult novel: a story that is interwoven with real (and very creepy!) vintage photographs. The sequel, Hollow City, was published on February 24, and the film—directed by Tim Burton—should be out next year. Miss Peregrine’s tells the story of Jacob, who travels to an island in Wales where he finds the old and abandoned Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But it quickly becomes clear that the home might have housed children who were quarantined for a very good reason—and that…

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