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The Moment Collector

Written by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Books of the Month Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 13+ readers General Fiction Horror / Ghost Stories Recommended Children's eBooks Romance / Relationship Stories

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August 2014 Book of the Month  Best-selling Jodi Lynn Anderson tells a mesmerising story of the complications of teen romance against a chilling back drop of multiple murders. Newly arrived to live in a ramshackle house on the shore of Lake Michigan, seventeen year Maggie soon makes friends with her two closest neighbours, Pauline, the beautiful only daughter of a wealthy widow and Liam, a silent loner who can fix anything. Maggie soon finds herself caught up in the complicated relationship between the two with unexpected and disastrous results for herself.

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The Moment Collector Synopsis

For a ghost, one memory can change a life.

The yard of this house is a graveyard of moments and everything left behind is a clue. And I am here to dig.

There's a ghost haunting 208 Water Street. She doesn't know who she was, or why she's still here. She does know that she is drawn to Maggie, the new girl in town, and her friends - beautiful, carefree Pauline and Liam, the boy who loves her.

But the ghost isn't all that's lurking in Gill Creek... Someone is killing young girls all across the county. Can the ghost keep these three friends safe? Or does she have another purpose?

The Moment Collector Reader Reviews

Teens love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert review, some of our Lovereading Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

  • Lola Bridgeman, age 17 - 'Beautiful. Simply beautiful and reminiscent of The Lovely Bones...This is only a thin book but it takes you on a long, deep journey with supernatural elements. Its size belies the story. ' Read full review >
  • Izzy Read, age 13 - 'The Moment Collector: a beautiful name for a beautiful story that hooked me in to break my heart.' Read full review >
  • Janet Gilliard - 'Although written as a young adult novel I recommend this novel to anyone of any age who enjoys a sensitive, thoughtful novel with a twist at the end.' Read full review >
  • Poppy Osborne, age 17 - 'A simply beautiful book that is poignant yet understated.' Read full review >
  • Esme Molloy,  age 14 - 'A hauntingly beautiful tale of life, friendship, love and truth with a mysterious twist...It made me smile, It made me cry and huddle into a ball with my duvet up to my chin.' Read full review >
  • Ella Grabsky, age 14 - 'a fascinating read that had me gripped from the beginning...The Moment Collector lingered in my thoughts for quite a while after I had finished the book.' Read full review >
  • Sophia Ufton - 'Beautifully haunting in places and wonderfully written. Loved the book. Perfect story and I really enjoyed reading it!' Read full review >
  • Jade Brown,  age 12 - 'I was intrigued by the cover and ghost story element but sadly no ghost story and no real mystery. This was just teenagers and relationships.'  Read full review >

The Moment Collector Press Reviews

An absorbing, stylish and intelligently written mystery. Bookseller

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ISBN: 9781408330463
Publication date: 07/08/2014
Publisher: Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408330463
Publication date: 7th August 2014
Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson
Publisher: Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers
Genres: General Fiction, Horror / Ghost Stories, Romance / Relationship Stories
Recommendations: Books of the Month, eBooks, Reviewed by Children

About Jodi Lynn Anderson

Jodi Lynn Anderson is the New York Times bestselling author of Peaches, The Secrets of Peaches, Love and Peaches, Tiger Lily, and the popular May Bird trilogy. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and an endless parade of stray pets.

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