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Book title
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children


Ransom Riggs


Bibliographic information
published by Rizzoli in 2016 (Italian version)


Links (adaptations, reviews, full texts etc.)




Short summary
Following a horrific family tragedy, a sixteen-year-old boy sets out on a journey to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he finds out  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: it is a place shrouded in mystery , where peculiar children, endowed with special powers, live. Here, in this parallel reality, he has to face the real monsters, that is, the so-called "norma " people


Why is the story appropriate for the targeted groups of RSP readers?
Fantasy fiction is highly appreciated by young readers. The book is characterized by a flowing style and a simple and clear language, but above all, its gripping story gets young people hooked on reading.


What are the distinguished readers interests reflected by this book/story?
Young readers find the fantastic projection of those problems that characterize their inner world and their fears of growing up , those fears that are often visualized through the creation of monstrous beings. The text teaches how to live diversity as a value.


Why is this story motivational for the pupils?
Because it enhances imagination and makes young readers reflect.


Is there a historical, political, multi/inter cultural, migrant or similar context recognized in this book/story? 
Yes, because it deals with leaving one's home country and the difficulty of cultural integration in a new country.


Is there a principle of inclusion reflected in this book/story and does it promotes understanding of cultural diversities and heritage? 
Yes, because the main topic is people's diversity, considered as a special value.

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