The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Every Friday you share an excerpt from a book you’ve been reading.
Here’s how it works:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.
**Be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56 post in the comments!**
Today I’m sharing from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. (I’m posting the original book cover even though the copy I have is the movie version; I hate when they do that.)
I’d known I was in for [a party] the moment my parents began dropping unsubtle hints about how boring and uneventful the upcoming weekend was sure to be, when we all knew perfectly well I was turning sixteen. I’d begged them to skip the party this year because, among other reasons, I couldn’t think of a single person I wanted to invite, but they worried that I spent too much time alone, clinging to the notion that socializing was therapeutic. So was electroshock, I reminded them.
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.
A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
I’m reading this at school during SSR, and I am totally into it. The last sentence of the synopsis says it perfectly.
I love YA literature, even if my husband makes fun of me. But really, as a middle school teacher, I need to be current on it, so I can give the best recommendations to my students. Plus, sometimes it’s just more fun. 😉