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Saturday, March 22, 2014
PBD: Hollow City - Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Book II
Now I know this isn't actually a picturebook, although it does have wonderfully eerie photographs in it, but I just finished reading it and wanted to share.
This book is the second in a series of three (or more) books, beginning with the Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. This complex narrative is well done. I am sure that close readers of the text will find some anomalies, as do many analyses when time travel and alternative worlds are offered, but the author handled the changes across time and place with little concern for feeling like it was not possible. The eerie photographs blend so well with the narrative and add a visual dimension to the novel that is welcome. There is a feeling at the end that this book is simply serving up a foundation for the third book and others, but I didn't get this sense until the very end. A bit of goth and some dark moments add to the enjoyment of this book. Highly recommend if you have read the first book