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Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — The Collector by K. The Collector The Collector 1 by K. Josie always liked visiting her grandmother in the countryside. But when her mother loses her job in the city and they’re forced to relocate along with Josie’s sister, Annie, she realizes she doesn’t like the country that much.

Especially because Grandma Jeannie has some strange rules: Don’t bring any dolls into the house. And never, ever go near the house in the woods beh Josie always liked visiting her grandmother in the countryside. And never, ever go near the house in the woods behind their yard. Soon though, Josie manages to make friends with the most popular girl in the sixth grade, Vanessa.

When Vanessa eventually invites Josie back to her house to hang out, Josie doesn’t question it. Not even when Vanessa takes her into the woods, and down an old dirt road, toward the very house Grandma Jeannie had warned her about. As Josie gets caught up in her illicit friendship with Vanessa, Annie is caught in the crossfire. What follows is a chilling tale of dark magic, friendship, and some verrrrrry creepy dolls. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published August 28th by Scholastic Press first published More Details Original Title.

The Collector 1. Other Editions 9. All Editions Add a New Edition. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Collector , please sign up. The Collecter is a great book its scary and i wanna know if the made a movie so im trying to find the movie to watch it but i cant find it?

Kate There are a few movies titled “The Collector”, but they are not based on this book. And are certainly not for kids. Nevaeh Hicks A scary doll and 2 sisters …more A scary doll and 2 sisters less. See all 12 questions about The Collector…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of The Collector The Collector, 1. This book deserves a strong 3.

Josie always liked it when she went it visit her grandmas house with her mom and little sister Anna. But when her little family was forced to move in, her life changed forever.

Her grandma has some very strange rules. Never leave your windows open after dark. No dolls in the house. Never, ever go by the house in the woods. For a middle grade novel it was quite creepy and eerie. Great Halloween read for anyone who wants a spooky but super easy book to re This book deserves a strong 3. Great Halloween read for anyone who wants a spooky but super easy book to read.

BUT with it being a middle grade novel it has little to no character structure, little to no detail, and is such a simple and easy read that it could easily be finished in no time at all. It’s also quite predictable. For a young reader or a very frightened reader I could see this book being a really scary read.

With that being said though I still really enjoyed it. That could just be because it has a certain character that has a certain ability that I absolutely LOVE in books But you’d have to read it yourself to find out what that is! View all 8 comments. Sep 27, McCaid Paul rated it really liked it Shelves: horror. The Collector is one of the more creative middle-grade horror books, with a fair amount of dolls. I loved that the author didn’t hold back and delivered a truly spine-chilling tale involving all the things from our nightmares.

It was a bit rushed in places, but the mystery definitely made up for it. This is one book that horror enthusiasts shouldn’t miss! Jan 13, Amber J rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Ages Lovers of scary stories and quick reads.

Shelves: 4-stars-of , reading-challenge. J “There are three rules for living here. View all 5 comments. Sep 16, Kelly Hager added it.

When I was in elementary school, Scholastic published a lot of horror novels that I absolutely loved. I don’t think I read all of them, but I probably came impressively close. This reminds me of those. And yes, this one’s definitely meant for middlegrade audiences and not YA, but if you made Josie a little older and had the book be a little longer, it would’ve fit right in.

This book is definitely a good starter read for someone who wants something scary but who doesn’t want to be traumatized f When I was in elementary school, Scholastic published a lot of horror novels that I absolutely loved. This book is definitely a good starter read for someone who wants something scary but who doesn’t want to be traumatized for life. It’s fun and creepy, but it won’t stick with you while you’re trying to sleep.

I don’t think. I’m not a fan of dolls, so we’ll see what happens when I go to bed tonight. This is the season for it, and if you’re in the mood for one good scare, check out this fun middlegrade.

Nov 08, Mr. Gottshalk rated it liked it. This book was If I lived with my mother, grandmother, and sister, I would communicate a lot more effectively than these four ever did.

This book is a page turner, and I liked that. Not too much to think about. Mar 24, Christine rated it really liked it. This was a pretty good middle-grade book. I read it aloud to my almost 6 year old daughter. We read the first pages in one sitting, she absolutely looooooved it. I will be keeping an eye out for this author, I have a feeling The Collector will be a series.

Nov 20, Melissa rated it liked it. Josie and her sister, Annie, have moved with their mother to live with their grandmother. Josie has no problem staying away from the woods until she meets Vanessa. With all the strange noises that come from the w Josie and her sister, Annie, have moved with their mother to live with their grandmother. This is a great quick chilling tale for middle school kids. There is nothing gory, no bad language, and no violence. It does have some scene that may be a bit freaky for younger kids.

Everything fit together quite well and made a great story. Oct 30, LG A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions rated it liked it Shelves: middle-grade , 3-star , acquired-library , format-print , horror , read Although Josie loves her grandmother, she isn’t thrilled about moving in with her. She misses Chicago and, since her grandmother doesn’t have internet, she can’t contact her old friends.

However, Josie’s mom recently lost her job, and Josie’s grandmother has been displaying worrying signs of Alzheimer’s, so Josie’s mom decides that this move is for the best. Josie’s grandmother has several odd rules. First, Josie and her sister Anna are not allowed to leave any windows open after dark. Second, Although Josie loves her grandmother, she isn’t thrilled about moving in with her. Second, no dolls are allowed in the house. And third, Josie and Anna are not allowed to enter the woods behind Josie’s grandmother’s house.

Josie’s grandmother also keeps talking about someone named Beryl – Beryl is hungry, and wants to take Josie and her sister away. Part of Josie wants to dismiss this as signs of her grandmother’s Alzheimer’s, but part of her worries that there might be some truth to it, especially after she and Anna have nightmares about a doll and a creepy house in the woods. But then Josie makes her first friend at school, a girl named Vanessa. Vanessa is kind, cool, and a vegetarian just like Josie.

She lives alone with her aunt. Who collects porcelain dolls. And whose house just happens to be located in the woods, and look just like the one in Josie and Anna’s nightmares. But surely it’s just a coincidence. My eldest niece is now old enough to start recommending books, and this is the first book she recommended to me. I later learned that she probably recommended it because she was in the process of reading it and loving it – my sister told me that she ended up disliking and feeling dissatisfied with the ending.

Still, my bookish self was happy to get the recommendation. Here’s hoping for more in the future. Alexander tapped into quite a few real-life fears in this book: moving to a new place, trying to make new friends when everyone else already seems to have formed their own cliques, worrying about elderly relatives, and just generally feeling out of place and cut off.

Josie can’t contact her friends back in Chicago because of her lack of internet, and she seems to be the only vegetarian at a school with horrible lunches that always feature meat in the main course. The creepy dolls, strange dreams, and weird sounds were icing on the cake. To my adult self, this book wasn’t particularly scary. Still, Josie’s first visit to Vanessa’s house was pretty good.

Josie immediately found the place creepy but tried to pretend that she was fine being there, because she didn’t want to lose Vanessa’s friendship and Vanessa’s explanation for why it looked the way it did seemed plausible her aunt was a big doll collector and was too injured to keep the house properly maintained.

Unfortunately, things got a bit too hokey for me when the story behind Beryl, the dolls, and the house in the woods was finally explained.

I’m interested to hear which aspect of the ending my niece had problems with. I can think of two possibilities: the fate of one of the characters and the “you thought it was over but it isn’t really over” last page. Based on what my sister said, I’m guessing it was the latter that bugged her.

All in all, this was mostly okay until the revelations at the end. Oct 02, Meg Williams- Librarian rated it it was amazing. They all wanted to read it and told me they were going to buy it from the Book Fair, so I ordered it on Amazon so I wouldn’t take a Book Fair copy that could belong to a student. It was out of stock on Amazon too! I finally got it on Saturday and I couldn’t wait to start reading.

I read the whole thing yesterday. It was just the right amount of creepy for middle grade readers, and I made sure to request a copy to be cataloged for the library so that I can recommend it to kids who want scary books.

Technically in my library it will belong in the grade section, but I think some 3rd graders might be a little young. It’s so new that there isn’t a lot of information on it yet AR points or reviews from parents , so if you are considering this book for your child, my best advice is to take the couple of hours and read it yourself first.

It isn’t super scary, and reading is always different than watching it happen, but if you aren’t sure about your child’s tolerance for scary stuff, I recommend reading it first.

It’s also great so I would recommend it to adults even if you aren’t gauging for a child! Pair that with a seemingly-senile grandmother, a mysterious new friend, whispering winds and a dark woods, and you have Josie and Anna’s new life. Find out what happens to the girls by reading this awesome book! This was my first book of SpookyReadsOctober and I can’t wait to read more spooky books! View 1 comment.

Sep 17, Lisa Jeffcoat rated it really liked it Shelves: elementary-middle-grade-fiction. This is a scary 4th grade and up read! If your students like Goosebumps, they will love this read! Josie, her sister Anna, and her mom need to move in with their grandmother. After living in the city, the secluded wooded town seems like a beautiful move. But grandmother has a few rules that intrigue Josie. She thinks it is not a problem that she can follow them, even if it is a strange request!

But then things begin to happen and the beautiful woods seem to be calling Josie which would cause her This is a scary 4th grade and up read! Then there is her new friend, Victoria. I would have given this book 5 stars if it had a diverse cast of characters. This book would be awesome if Anna was a brother instead. It is a book full of female characters which leave my male readers a lack to connect to a character! Boys love scary books! They want to see themselves in a character.

I am certain my male students will be disheartened to read only female characters! Jul 05, Alyson Stone rated it really liked it Shelves: middle-fic , horror. Book: The Collector Author: K.

My students reading this title around Halloween and told me that if I was a decent horror fan, then I needed to add it to my collection. Like always, they were right. This story is creepy, but not too creepy for middle grade. I would put it on the same terms of Mary Downing Hahn. This deals with creepy dolls and a loner in the woods.

Josie has just moved here from the city. Her grandma has strange rules about not going into the woods and no dolls. Josie just thinks her grandma is nuts.

Then, she and her sister both make friends who seem strange, but treat the girls well. Let me tell you, there is nothing more creepy than hearing voices coming out of the woods in the dead of night. The only person who does is their grandma, who keeps saying that Beryl is coming for them. It just sounds downright creepy. Plus, if you look at the cover. Yeah, uh-huh, very creepy. That cover alone will be enough to draw in middle school readers. The spooky feeling is worked in throughout the story.

Even though it was a rather predictable storyline, I still wanted to keep reading. There is just something about the way this book is presented that made me want to keep going. I also like how this deals with a city girl moving to the country and struggling to fit in. Think about your middle school days. Believe it or not, this is a pretty common thing that middle schoolers to have to deal with. Again, prefect set up for the audience.

Middle schoolers do want to read about things that they can relate to. So, overall this book has the right amount of creepy for middle school. Older readers will also enjoy this, especially if you are trying to get into the horror genre.

Nov 22, Rachael Fryman added it Shelves: Six word summary: Creepy lore, creepy woods, creepy dolls! Loved: I think this is a pretty decent MG horror novel for those craving more in the genre. I know that, while I as an adult found it fairly predictable, I still wanted to finish it to see what happened! Verdict: Add to your TBR. Jun 10, Mysha Sajid rated it it was amazing. This book was kinda scary. I think a theme for this book would be “listen to your elders” because they probably know better.

Oct 23, Avery rated it did not like it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I finished reading The Collector by: K. This story is about a small family moving out to the country with their grandmother, who is very sick.

Their grandmother has a set of rules they have to follow. Windows must be shut at night, no dolls in the house, and no going into the woods. The main character, a sixth grade girl by the name of Josie, hates the country. The two talk, and hang out. Eventually, Vanessa comes to sleep over at our lovely protagonists house, and the grandma panics over her being there.

It is soon discovered that Beryl, the nondescript antagonist, is using Vanessa to get to the main protagonist. Personally, I though the book was horrible. While I, a 13 year old girl, may or may not be the intended demographic, I still should feel something for the characters.

All I felt was annoyance. Copyright fuels creativity, encourages diverse voices, promotes free speech, and creates a vibrant culture. Thank you for buying an authorized edition of this book and for complying with copyright laws by not reproducing, scanning, or distributing any part of it in any form without permission. You are supporting writers and allowing Penguin to continue to publish books for every reader.

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Search Search. Fiction Books. Non-Fiction Books. Children’s Books. Rare Books. Video Games. My Account. What I could really do without right now. As soon as the narrative went from the perspective of the possessive kidnapper to the diary entries of the young woman held captive, I was starting to lose interest. Alright, to start off with anyway, I liked reading of h So much for starting the year with a literary bang.

Alright, to start off with anyway, I liked reading of her attempts to outwit him and get away, but it just wore off eventually. It may be a case of a decent book that I just happened to read at the wrong time, I don’t know. I could think of only a few scenes between Sarah Woodruff and Charles Smithson in The French Lieutenant’s Woman that did more for me than the whole of this novel did.

I was going for three stars, but considering I really struggled to finish it, it’s more likely somewhere around two I’m afraid. As a first novel the writing was pretty good, and that is about all the positives I can give it. I felt nothing for Frederick. Didn’t feel pity for him. Of course I felt sorrow for Miranda. Poor girl. So, not a great reading experience at all for me.

I can’t say that I’m that interested in butterflies, but I would rather this had actually been about some nice lovely butterflies, and not feeling locked up.

I’ve had enough of that already! View all 20 comments. Shelves: eek-the-creepies , full-of-wonderful , owned-ebook. He wants me living-but-dead. He makes preparations by buying a house out in the country, purchasing assorted objects and things he knows she will need, convinced that if he can only capture her and keep her that she will slowly grow to love him. The first part of the novel was told from Frederick’s point of view and it was rather alarming at his thought process. In his mind, there is nothing morally wrong with what he intends to do and what he actually ends up doing.

She writes about G. To Miranda, G. At first I had a hard time determining the relevancy of these recollections, but it essentially just became another disturbing piece of the story to see how influential G. Always sneering at him, jabbing him, hating him and showing it.

But linked destiny. Like being shipwrecked on an island—a raft—together. In every way not wanting to be together. But together. Suffice it to say, it gave me goosebumps.

It was not the ending I had anticipated, but I still felt that the author was successful in creating the everlasting effect I believe he intended. View all 48 comments. Thought by some to be the first psychological thriller, this book left me slightly wanting. The Collector is broken into three parts. The first part is from Clegg’s point of view.

Clegg is a man obsessed with a young woman and decides to “collect” her, much as he collects butterflies. The second part is from the woman’s point of view, once she’s been “collected”. This was the part that I found unsatisfying.

There were some observations in this section about class, money and society wh 3. There were some observations in this section about class, money and society which probably were more pertinent in the 60’s, which is when this book was written , than they are now.

I found this portion slowed down the pacing considerably. The third part goes back to Clegg’s point of view. Clegg is where this book lives. The peeks inside his mind, while presented as normal thoughts on his part, are truly chilling to us readers who are sane. I shivered to read some of the things he was thinking.

These psychological tics and the detached way in which they were presented were what made this book great. You can see how I’m torn here between being unsatisfied, while at the same time finding some portions of The Collector to be outstanding. To today’s jaded horror readers?

This might not be the book for you. But to fans of stories like Silence of the Lambs, or even Red Dragon, I think this book will appeal, even though some of the themes are a bit outdated. It’s to them that I recommend The Collector. View all 21 comments. Jun 25, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: books-to-read-before-you-die.

And I answered: “It is not about that at all, and it is one of the most suspenseful and scary novels I ever read! One just rarely thinks of the fact that you kill them and pierce them with a needle to be able to look at “Oh”, said a friend, taking this novel off my shelf.

One just rarely thinks of the fact that you kill them and pierce them with a needle to be able to look at their beautiful wings at your leisure instead of chasing after them flying free. So the cover and title say it all, just not straightforward. I guess this book made me a strong supporter of butterflies’ right to fly View all 9 comments.

May 30, Michael rated it it was amazing Shelves: unreliable-narrator. One of the first dark psychological thrillers–at least in modern times though depending on how you categorize them, James or Poe or even some of the ancient Greeks might usefully be described this way, too.

A tale of obsession and art and butterflies–need I say more? Wonderful for those who take their fiction black. What’s especially interesting here is the sheer banality of Frederick’s evil. He kidnaps Miranda, then doesn’t really know what to do or how to relate to her as an actual person One of the first dark psychological thrillers–at least in modern times though depending on how you categorize them, James or Poe or even some of the ancient Greeks might usefully be described this way, too.

He kidnaps Miranda, then doesn’t really know what to do or how to relate to her as an actual person instead of as an object. View all 7 comments. Dec 19, Peter rated it really liked it. That was quite an interesting piece of fiction. A collector of butterflies is obsessed with a girl and finally kidnaps her when he comes to a fortune.

She desperately tries to escape her remote prison and the relationsship between those completely different characters is shown in an impressive way. There is a kind of narration by the male character and one of the female character, the victim, in form of a diary.

I won’t spoil the ending but this read was quite captivating. They characters in his That was quite an interesting piece of fiction. They characters in his novel come from different walks of life and the sub-plot is exactly about society and Caliban like characters. Many allusions to art and literature delight the well read reader.

I’ve never read any novel like this before. Clearly recommended! View all 4 comments. Feb 22, F rated it it was amazing Shelves: uk , Loved – so creepy! View all 3 comments. Jul 04, J. Other reviewers have said what I would say about The Collector. It’s haunting, disturbing, and impossible to forget once you’ve finished.

While not a typical “horror” story, it is one that probably occurs more often in the real world than not, and the person s involved could be a distant relative, a sibling, a son or a daughter. Allow me to state right now that it’s not an easy read. As someone who derives enjoyment from books of this nature, I was determined to remain objective from the onset. I wanted Frederick to earn my disdain, just as I wanted Miranda to garner my sympathy and support.

Little did I know just how masterfully John Fowles would pen the book. Written in four sections, you are given Frederick’s POV, then Miranda’s via her diary , and finally two final portions of which the last seems like an epilogue. The format doesn’t seem to be all that special, but in truth, it is what makes The Collector so powerful — your emotions, quite literally, are used against you. Frederick is a gentle — yet, due to his fears and compulsions, dangerous — man. In the beginning, you want to understand his desire to earn Miranda’s “love.

Even more tragic is that as much as you dislike Miranda I’m ashamed to confess this, but almost the entire portion written from Frederik’s POV I didn’t care for her when it’s her turn to speak, you are presented an entirely different picture — of a girl with hopes, dreams, and the realization that the choices that were of such importance in her life — namely her inability to choose to reveal her love for another man, as well as her faith in God — are made all the more heartbreaking in light of the predicament in which she finds herself.

Of course, when you delve into the third and fourth parts, it’s just devastating. It’s disturbing in a multitude of ways, but it’s the ending that drives the final nail in the coffin no pun intended.

Suffice it to say, those last few words gave me chills and even now I can’t stop thinking about them. A great pal of mine, who shall remain nameless, is a collector. Truly and obsessively one. His house is filled from floor to ceiling with records and CDs and other bric a brac.

It’s a very large, sprawling ranch with a half floor up as well as a basement. It should be a spacious and roomy abode, but when you walk in there it’s like squeezing through the Fat Man’s misery section of Mammoth Cave – you have to turn sideways to get through.

He shares this space with a half dozen cats. It’s filthy. R A great pal of mine, who shall remain nameless, is a collector. Reading this, I wondered too if he might have a lady squirreled away in the basement, but dismissed this notion. There is simply no room down there to do any such thing, every inch is piled with stuff. He compares himself to the Collyer brothers see Wikipedia , whose obsession with collecting proved fatal.

And so it is in Fowles’ “The Collector,” but how that is so constitutes a spoiler. There were no spoilers in it for me, as I’d seen the William Wyler film for the first time in the early ’70s on TV, and I think what caught my eye and kept my interest then was lovely Samantha Eggar, as Miranda, a role in which she was well cast.

I think she captured the character of the book. I’ve since seen the movie again and it holds up, though reading the book I think that Terence Stamp may have been too glamorous looking to play the role of “The Collector. Hers approach to the telling of it, which is not the strategy of the film, that simply incorporates both these into a straightforward narrative. So yeah, I’m reading it and the story seems to end halfway through and I begin Miranda’s diary and I begin to think, goddamn, I have to read this story all over again?!

Listen online to the first chapters of this audiobook! I want to listen to this audiobook! Be Premium. Are you sure you want to continue? Cancel Accept. User icon An illustration of a person’s head and chest. Sign up Log in. Web icon An illustration of a computer application window Wayback Machine Texts icon An illustration of an open book. Books Video icon An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video Audio icon An illustration of an audio speaker. It’s a nice twist to tell the story from a different point of view – and Miranda’s insights into her captor, class, art and so on, are quite interesting but I found the frequent diversions to her love life and friends a little too much and fundamentally irrelevant to the main story.

Understand that this is somewhat more than a kidnapping story and has a more literary bent, but a little too much so for my taste at times when it wonders off on a flight of fancy about what Miranda thinks about things and her yearnings outside of the situation she is in.

This was all find up to a point but went on a little too much for me. Well, I might not ever sleep again now. A man kidnaps a woman and takes her to his remote farm, keeps her locked up and wants her to love him. The story starts well enough in London where the woman studies and then we see her taken to a remote and ficitonal farm somewhere near Lewes in Sussex. Oh my word.

Horror fans will love it and I bet the film is even more chilling and uncomfortable. If you like claustrophobic reads set in a cellar in a remote farm house……. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Connect with Us. Make Money with Us. Let Us Help You. Audible Download Audio Books. DPReview Digital Photography. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.


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Working ссылка на продолжение a town clerk, Frederick tries to make friends, but his oddities prevent any real connections. Preview — The Collector by John Fowles. In many ways it was the civil rights and the collector book read free movements come to mindbut in others, like the rise of reality television, celebrity culture and collectr news, our success has just made us comfortable and indifferent to human suffering. The Collector is a book that resonates long after reading the last word. Frederick is a rather pathetic loner who collects the collector book read free and is infatuated by a beautiful student, Miranda. Unfortunately it can all be blamed on Miranda.

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