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The Collectors (The Collectors, #1) Even The Smallest Wish Can Be Dangerous.Look Closely.Do You See That Marble In The Grass The Tiny Astronaut With One Arm Raised The Old Fashioned Key In The Gutter Van Sees Them Van Notices All Sorts Of Things But Usually No One Notices Van He S Small, And Always The New Kid, Easy To Overlook But One Day He Watches A Mysterious Girl And A Silver Squirrel Dive Into A Fountain To Steal A Coin.And Even Strange They Notice Van.Suddenly, The World Changes For Van It Becomes A Place Where Wishes Are Real A Place Where Wishes Can Be Collected, Just Like His Little Treasures A Place Where Wishes Can Come True.But That S Not Always A Good Thing.Not All Wishes Are Good, You See, And Even Good Wishes Can Have Unintended Consequences.And Van Is About To Find Out Just How Big Those Consequences Can Be.

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    One of the things that I absolutely adored about The Collectors was the first chapter The wonderful image of the spider dangling from the ceiling and our first glimpse at the premise Such lovely descriptive passages that really capture your interest The way the story has you questioning wishes Whether all ...


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    I was provided a physical ARC of The Collectors by Jacqueline West by HarperCollins Publishers and Greenwillow Books in exchange for an honest review.4 stars.I really enjoyed The Collectors The writing was compulsively readable I loved the characters and thought they were nicely defined and complex The worldbuilding was interesting and well distributed throughout the story The story was clearly geared toward readers of a certain age, but despite being much older than the intended audience, I was provided a physical ARC of The Collectors by Jacqueline West by HarperCollins Publishers and Greenwillow Books in exchange for an honest review.4 stars.I really enjoyed The Collectors The writing was compulsively readable I loved the characters and thought they were nicely defined and complex The worldbuilding was interesting and well distributed throughout the story The story was clearly geared toward readers of a certain age, but despite being much older than the intended audience, the writing didn t strike me as immature at all It was relatively simple, straightforward storytelling that still felt clever to me I was a little frustrated by some of the choices made by Van, our main cha...


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    The CollectorsByJacqueline WestWhat it s all aboutVan is the young son of a famous opera singer They live wherever his mother sings This makes Van the newest kid in his classwherever they go Van is also deaf and wears hearing aids but there are certain situations where he just does not hear what people are saying Van also likes tiny things He seems to find something odd and unique wherever he goes He loves looking down for small discarded treasures One day he sees a girl and her squ The CollectorsByJacqueline WestWhat it s all aboutVan is the young son of a famous opera singer They live wherever his mother sings This makes Van the newest kid in his classwherever they go Van is also deaf and wears hearing aids but there are certain situations where he just does not hear what people are saying Van also likes tiny things He seems to find something odd and unique wherever he goes He loves looking down for small discarded treasures One day he sees a girl and her squirrelthat would be Pebbles and her squirrel Barnavelt Van can both see them and hear them and this is just not supposed to happen This also mar...


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    E ARC from Edelweiss PlusGiovanni lives in New York City with his mother, who is an opera singer His father was a set designer, and the one thing Van has kept through all of their moves to different cities is the maquette his father had a small stage with curtains He finds objects out on the street and uses them to reinact scenes on the stage His frequent moves, as well as the fact that he is hard of hearing, occasionally makes it difficult for him to make friends, so when he runs into Peb E ARC from Edelweiss PlusGiovanni lives in New York City with his mother, who is an opera singer His father was a set designer, and the one thing Van has kept through all of their moves to different cities is the maquette his father had a small stage with curtains He finds objects out on the street and uses them to reinact scenes on the stage His frequent moves, as well as the fact that he is hard of hearing, occasionally makes it difficult for him to make friends, so when he runs into Pebble in the park, he feels a connection to her She s a bit odd, wearing a...


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    I m going to preface this by saying that if you haven t read West s Books of Elsewhere series, get on that STAT and make sure you have those in your arsenal They are wonderful, and they should tide you over until this book comes out in October You do not need to have read The Books of Elsewhere to enjoy this they are not related to this at all but they are excellent.So Onward with our current read This was an adventure I mean, you didn t know which way it was going to go from one page to I m going to preface this by saying that if you haven t read West s Books of Elsewhere series, get on that STAT and make sure you have those in your arsenal They are wonderful, and they should tide you over until this book comes out in October You do not need to have read The Books of Elsewhere to enjoy this they are not related to this at all but they are excellent.So Onward with our current read This was an adventure I mean, you didn t know which way it was going to go from one page to the next And certainly our main character, Van, a delightfully lovable, capable, yet underdog misunderstood, hard of hearing kid, didn t know And it was his decision So we were all on the edge of our seats.What if any wish could come true What if ridiculous wishes or dangerous wishes could come true Can a wish be dangerous What if you could collect wishes Why would anyone want to collect wishes And oh my, these are just a few of the question...


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    What if your wishes could come true Best selling middle grade author Jacqueline West explores this idea in this delightful fantasy novel that will appeal even to older readers and adults Van Markson, the story s reluctant preteen protagonist, travels far and wide with his globetrotting mother, a rising opera singer Because he never settles in one place for very long and has a hearing impairment, Van mostly keeps to himself What he enjoysthan anything, besides the company of his mother, What if your wishes could come true Best selling middle grade author Jacqueline West explores this idea in this delightful fantasy novel that will appeal even to older readers and adults Van Markson, the story s reluctant preteen protagonist, travels far and wide with his globetrotting mother, a rising opera singer Because he never settles in one place for very long and has a hearing impairment, Van mostly keeps to himself What he enjoysthan anything, besides the company of his mother, is adding found objects small discarded or lost items, such as toy cars and figurines to his collection With these treasures, he happily re enacts various scenes in which he becomes the heroic Super Van One day, Van s carefully ordered world of make believe becomes astonishingly real, and his life is turned inside out He notices a spider at a restaurant celebration oddly stealing wisps of smoke from a candle and then scurrying off Soon thereafter, V...


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    Many of us take our senses for granted at least the ones that are fully functional But when one of them is on the blink, we re suddenly hyper aware of the detrimental deficit In Jacqueline West s cleverly penned middle grade fantasy, The Collectors, she expertly holds our hand and leads us through the hard of hearing world of her young character Van Giovanni Carlos Gaugez Garcia Markson a name given to him by his world touring, opera singin...


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    The Collectors by Jacqueline West, 384 pages Greenwillow, October 2018 17.Content G some danger BUYING ADVISORY EL, MS ADVISABLEAUDIENCE APPEAL AVERAGEVan, 12, has been pretty content following his opera diva mother around the world for her profession One day, however, he runs into an abrasive girl, accompanied by a squirrel of all things, stealing coins from a fountain The next day he sees the same girl and squirrel this time they seem to be working with a spider to steal a wish fr The Collectors by Jacqueline West, 384 pages Greenwillow, October 2018 17.Content G some danger BUYING ADVISORY EL, MS ADVISABLEAUDIENCE APPEAL AVERAGEVan, 12, has been pretty content following his opera diva mother around the world for her profession One day, however, he runs into an abrasive girl, accompanied by a squirrel of all things, stealing coins from a fountain The next day he sees the same girl and squirrel this time they seem to be working with a spider to steal a wish from a birthday party How can Van even see that wish He makes the quick choice to follow them and find out exactly what s what He doesn t realize, unfortunately, that he is entangling him...


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    I love so many things about this novel First, it s book one in a two book series I love two book series This one is the perfect blend of wrapped up and open ended I m greatly looking forward to book 2 as I have plenty of questions, but I am also happy with the ending.Second, it s a chapter book appropriate for all readers, from precocious grade schoolers all the way up to grownups with imagination I m 32 and adored it Third, it s SO original There are some really tired, if well loved, k I love so many things about this novel First, it s book one in a two book series I love two book series This one is the perfect blend of wrapped up and open ended I m greatly looking forward to book 2 as I have plenty of questions, but I am also happy with the ending.Second, it s a chapter book appropriate for all readers, from precocious grade schoolers all the way up to grownups with imagination I m 32 and adored it Third, it s SO original There are some really tired, if well loved, kids fantasy tropes out there, and this book diverges from them all The last kids fantasy that really captured my imagination this way is The Golden Compass Fourth, the protagonist is the introverted son of an opera singer He s also hard of hearing and uses hearing aids His being differently abled is handled realistically, without fuss, but also without tokenizing him I was completely rooting for this kid, and am so happy to see the hard of hearing community well represented here Fifth, it handles moral...


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    I launched into this read hoping for the best It had a Secret Keepers vibe about it, ala Trenton Lee Stewart I did think the story was clever and unique at the beginning but I didn t find West to be a riveting story teller and I have to confess boredom by the middle of the story As the book was wrapping up I was trying to ascertain the main message that the author wanted me to take away and, for the life of me, I couldn t discover what it was There seemed to be no clear purpose or point in I launched into this read hoping for the best It had a Secret Keepers vibe about it, ala Trenton Lee Stewart I did think the story was clever and unique at the beginning but I didn t find West to be a riveting story teller and I have to confess boredom by the middle of the story As the book was wrapping up I was trying to ascertain the main message that the author wanted me to take away and, for the life of me, I couldn t discover what it was There seemed to be no clear purpose or point in the story being told and without a clear purpose, my use for a book is fairly eliminated I want to know why I m being engaged with as a reader I want to know what the author wants me to think about or believe in and I just could not say what the main idea is behind The Collectors West was unclear...

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