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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 The Collector 1. Other Editions 7.
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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: reading-challenge , 4-stars-of 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: format-print , 3-star , middle-grade , horror , acquired-library , 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!
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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: horror , middle-fic. 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. My anger is directed at the author, who clearly does not know how teenagers really act. In moments were I was supposed to be concerned for the characters, or worried that they may not make it out alive, I felt nothing. The author has no concept of suspense or even how to make a half decent character. None of the characters, except maybe the grandmother if I want to be nice, had any sort of redeeming qualities to offset how fictitious and two-dimensional they seem.
It was so painful to read, and somehow the author managed to convince me to hate the characters rather than want them to make it out okay. Sep 23, Autumn rated it really liked it Shelves: I saw this book at my kid’s book fair and the cover just called to me. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.
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