Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children

Reading Group Guide

About the book: Time is running out for the peculiar children. With a dangerous madman
on the loose and their beloved Miss Peregrine still in danger, Jacob Portman and Emma
Bloom are forced to stage the most daring of rescue missions. They’ll travel through a
war-torn landscape, meet new allies, and face greater dangers than ever. . . . Will Jacob
come into his own as the hero his fellow peculiars know him to be? This action-packed
adventure features more than 50 all-new peculiar photographs.

About the author: Ransom Riggs is the author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar
Children (Quirk, 2011), a New York Times best seller that has sold more than 2 million
copies, as well as its best-selling sequel, Hollow City (Quirk, 2013). Translation rights
have been sold to more than 25 territories worldwide. He lives in Santa
Monica, California, with his wife.

Praise for the Peculiar Children series:

“Readers looking for the next Harry Potter may want to visit Miss Peregrine’s Home for
Peculiar Children.”—CNN

“Riggs deftly moves between fantasy and reality, prose and photography to create an
enchanting and at times positively terrifying story.”—Associated Press

“What makes the series soar, however, is not the world-building, as intriguing as it is, but
the heartfelt intensity of the emotions.”—Virginian-Pilot

“Ideal for fans of Neil Gaiman and Daniel Kraus, Hollow City blends fantasy and horror
into a world that will engross readers and leave them eager for more.”—Shelf Awareness
for Readers

On sale: September 22, 2015
400 pages
$18.99
978-1-59474-758-8
Hardcover

1. At the end of Hollow City Jacob discovers his peculiar ability, and in Library of
Souls he must learn to master this power in order to save his friends and
beloved Miss Peregrine. Were you surprised by Jacob’s lack of confidence in
himself? How well do you think he handled the pressure he was under?

2. At the beginning of Library of Souls, Jacob, Emma, and Addison find
themselves in present-day London. This is the first time Emma is
encountering the modern world. What do you think it must have been like for
her to encounter the London Underground and a comic con?

3. In Hollow City the wights posed as Nazi soldiers, and in Library of Souls they
pose as police officers. What do you think of this pattern of wights portraying
authority figures?

4. Devil’s Acre is a miserable loop, filled with depravity and criminal activity,
and the only way for Jacob, Emma, and Addison to get there is via Sharon’s
boat. What were your first impressions of Sharon?

5. Riggs introduces a lot of new peculiar characters in Library of Souls. Which is
your favorite peculiar, and is there a peculiar ability you would want for
yourself?

6. Jacob is badly hurt and loses consciousness. When he wakes up he finds
himself in the house of Bentham, Miss Peregine’s other brother. Were you
surprised to learn that Miss Peregrine has another brother?

7. Bentham reveals that Jacob is the key to Caul’s evil plan. Did this surprise
you? Why do you think Caul kidnapped Miss Peregrine, if Jacob was indeed
the key all along?

8. How did you react when you finally learned what the library of souls was?
How did it differ from what you imagined?

9. In the library of souls we learn that Bentham is not who he originally seemed
to be. In the end, Miss Peregrine has to make a difficult decision to protect the
peculiars. What was your reaction to her actions against her brothers?

10. Library of Souls is the end of Jacob’s story arc in the Peculiar Children series.
Are you satisfied with how Riggs ends Jacob’s story? What do you think will
happen next?