Faculty Favorites: Ms. Rogna


Today we’re featuring Ms. Rogna’s favorite book, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs. This NY Times bestseller is now a blockbuster movie directed by Tim Burton, master of the macabre. “The whole premise of starting with photos and morphing them into a story is so intriguing to me,” says Ms. Rogna. “The characters drew me into their circumstances quickly and I began to care about them.” If you’re looking for a scare-your -pants-off book, we think this one will do the trick (or treat).


A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

Synopsis from Goodreads.com