Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is by Ransom Riggs. This is a very peculiar book. It is based around a strange collection of vintage photographs. When Jacob's grandfather is killed by a monster no one but he saw, he follows the trail of his grandfather's childhood to an island off the coast of Wales where he makes a strange and terrifying discovery. This book is strange but worth the read. Boys should enjoy it.
Ratings: 8th grade - 7 out of 10 - MP (mild profanity) - AC (some mature thematic content) - V (violence).