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The Angel Collector

3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  87 ratings  ·  12 reviews
It's eight months since Sophie went missing from a music festival in the summer after her GCSEs. The police search has lead nowhere and Jit, Sophie's best friend and soulmate, is going slowly crazy not knowing what's happened to her. He has to DO something. So he starts on a search that will take him all over Britain, following the clues he finds after tracking down the pe...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 7th 2007 by Corgi Childrens
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Cara Marie
My boss told me to read this one - I think she liked it better than I did. It's hard to define why exactly it didn't do it for me, but I think it's mostly stylistic.

'The Angel Collector' is a sort of thriller - Jit's best friend Sophie is kidnapped from a music festival, and eight months later he finds he can't just sit around when he believes she's still out there. So mostly it's Jit talking to people, piecing together clues. There are also segments from the point of view of Sophie's kidnapper,...more
Becky
I read 'Rani & Sukh' by this author and really enjoyed, then I saw this one and decided to try it. However it got pushed to the back of my locker at work and forgotten about. I had a tidy up last week and took all the books out and found this. I re-read the synopsis and thought it was definitely not my sort of readbut for some reason I couldn't put it back, I ended up picking it up and putting it down a number of times before i put it in my bag to bring home.
The majority of the book was intr...more
Andrew
Oct 10, 2011 Andrew rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: teen readers who want a filmic and dark crime thriller
Shelves: ya-and-childrens
I had to read The Angel Collector for a class on library services to children and young people, and it's left me torn and with a lot to ponder when it comes to collection development for young adult readers.

In a nutshell, The Angel Collector is a murder mystery thriller for 'the yoofs of today' - imagine James Paterson or Silence of the Lambs repackaged for E4. Our troubled hero is Jit, a teen whose friend Sophie goes missing after attending a music (and apparently New Age) festival. Jit's obvio...more
Izzy Read
Jun 06, 2013 Izzy Read rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Izzy by: Libarian
Well this was weird.

It is the stangest book i have ever read. quite simply.

It was good but i got a bit creeped out. So basicly this boy, jit was trying to find this girl, sophie who was one of his really good friends and he was in love with her. She had gone missing 8 months ago and jit could not focos on anything. He set out to find sophie with jenna, sophies best friend, by asking all potential wittness who were at the festival with her. As they work out and piece together all the clues, they...more
Lily!
The book was very good at keeping the kidnapper's identity hidden and build up to the reveal, however the fact that a teenage boy found all this out is a little doubtful. I liked the switching of points f views is affective and as soon as you think that you know who the killer is they do something that makes you question it. If I am honest I did laugh at some points but I am not going to say why because it would spoil it…
Hannan
i really nice plot twist that you dont see coming at all, when i read the first page i was inlove with the book already it was just drew me in but as i continued reading it;i just got bored and started to loose my interest until i got to the end where it all got good, but it just ended, just like that, i was like 'is that it'?
Book Angel Emma
not one for me - guessed the 'serial killer' after the first few chapters flipped to the back read the last few chapters to confirm my suspicions (I was right) shades of Psycho crossed with Priaml Fear
Jessica
Jan 21, 2009 Jessica rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anybody looking for a mystery
Shelves: favourites
Fantastic book and really draws you in- worth reading for anybody looking for a real mystery.
A little clue: 'The truth is right in front of you!'
Schay
**SORT-OF SPOLIER**
One hell of a creepy book. I KNEW it was the girl's *her name has evaded me* dad!!!
(F*ck, does this count as a spoiler?)
Sharmina
I really like this author, and this book is written really cleverly with a great unexpected twist :)
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Oct 11, 2010 Soph - Lock&Key marked it as to-read
again, another book with a character that has my name grrrrr.
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