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Tales of the PeculiarTales of the Peculiar

by Ransom Riggs

Secondary List 2017-18

So far we have received 5 reviews of Tales of the Peculiar.

You can read them below.

Hollie from Year 9, De Warenne Academy:

This has a great collection of stories about old folk tales that have been told over many years to which have a great ending even if its sad or happy. My personal favourite story in this book is 'The girl who could tame nightmares' because of Lavinia's passion to become the first female doctor in the era of time that she lived in. however, even though some of the stories are great some are quite disturbing making this something i would suggest that 13 year olds and up read. Overall, this book is amazing i would definitely read this bundle of stories again.

Marks out of 10: 8

Danielle from Year 8, De Warenne Academy:

I really enjoyed this book because it grabbed my attention instantly. I loved how it told the story of Ymbryne (shapeshifters) and cannibals who gave people money to eat their limbs even if people did go a bit far.

Marks out of 10: 8

Eleanor from Year 9, Ridgewood School:

Tales of the Peculiar really describes the only word I could use to reflect my outcome on the book- peculiar! This book contains 10 stories that are wierd but wonderful, which make your mind fizzle and your heart beat faster. You want a thriller in one short story...don’t worry as you have 10 of them! Based from the now award winning film ‘Miss Perigrinn’s Peculiar Home for Children’,, this book embarks on fascinating characters that all want mind boggling objectives. If you love a quick but easily rememberable journey anywhere from reading in the car or on the way to class, this book is waiting for you now! Don’t miss out- read ‘Tales of the Peculiar’ NOW! I enjoyed this book because of how the front cover easily stood out for me. Even though you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, I believe the cover on this book was vital to draw eager readers in as the over books in the category were outstanding and hard to beat. Easily I couldn’t wait to dig in as it created a mysterious feel with the long branches swooping around the title and the gold and green colour easily brought to my mind adventure- I couldn’t wait any longer. Moving on to my other point, the way the book was set out was fantastic as you could easily dip in and out using the 10 break points as there were 10 short but sweet stories to read. This was perfect as I could take it to school and in my breaks I could easily sit down in the library and read and know where I am going from. Therefore, I loved this book because of its perfect layout and presentation- it stood out for me because of this! Definitely lots of people are missing out on a book that all reading abilities over the age of 11 can read - as some parts are not suitable enough- and preferences! Come and enjoy the wonders of an amazing book!

Marks out of 10: 9

olivia from Year 7, The Armthorpe Academy:

the book was very interesting and fun to read. it very addictive

Marks out of 10: 1

Benjamin from Year 7, Rossington All Saints School:

Great book about old folk tales

Marks out of 10: 8