The summer beach read is here with Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
Although it is marketed as a young adult novel, the story is riveting for all ages. The novel, by author Ransom Riggs, follows 16-year-old Jacob to a cryptic setting on an island off of Wales where he discovers the abandoned Home for Peculiar Children. The book is filled with great art in black and white as well as sepia-toned images of the odd and gifted children at the home.The book has found a home with 20th Century Fox. Fox closed a deal to make the book into a film on May 17, 2011.
The trailer below gives you a nice idea on how this tome rife with danger, mystery and suspense will delight moviegoers.
Miss Peregrine's could be the next Twilight, or even Harry Potter.
Riggs himself thought of the idea after collecting an array of found photos at yard sales, swap meets, and flea markets over the past three years. He casted the characters in the novel after the people in his photos.
The book is available on June 7, 2011.
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children... As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here... were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow... they may still be alive.
No director or screenwriter is attached to the project as of yet.