The Empty Mirror: A Novel

The Empty Mirror: A Novel

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by James Lincoln Collier
     
 

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Nick Hodges had always been a troublesome boy. Growing up an orphan in his Uncle Jack’s care in a small New England town wasn’t easy. Everyone was a little wary, a little watchful—a little too watchful. One day, while Nick is walking in the woods, a neighbor thinks she sees him miles from where he actually is. Soon a series of events reinforcing Nick…  See more details below

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Nick Hodges had always been a troublesome boy. Growing up an orphan in his Uncle Jack’s care in a small New England town wasn’t easy. Everyone was a little wary, a little watchful—a little too watchful. One day, while Nick is walking in the woods, a neighbor thinks she sees him miles from where he actually is. Soon a series of events reinforcing Nick’s hotheaded reputation unfold. The incidents become increasingly serious until, finally, Nick is the scapegoat for a much more sinister crime, one that he wouldn’t even think of committing. As he uncovers history of the town’s influenza epidemic, and as he observes a strange occurrence in the graveyard, Nick begins to suspect something out of the ordinary is happening. And when he sees a figure running in the woods wearing the mirror image of his own shirt, Nick starts to piece together some of the answers—answers no one could have imagined. James Lincoln Collier has written a haunting story of a boy and his reflection—and what happens when two souls want to inhabit the same living body.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620646755
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,246,596
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

James Lincoln Collier has written many books for children, including Give Dad My Best and Planet Out of the Past. Mr. Collier has also contributed more than five hundred articles to the New York Times Magazine, Reader’s Digest, and Boy’s Life.

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Empty Mirror 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Waverly_4th_Grade More than 1 year ago
Empty Mirror by James Lincoln Collier is a mystery/fantasy/adventure book. Nick is an orphan who lives with his uncle. Nick has a reputation for being troublesome. Recently he has been blamed for doing bad things that he couldn't have done because he wasn't there. People who have known him his whole life claim to have seen him in places he wasn't. How can this be? To make matters worse, Nick no longer has a reflection in mirrors, ponds, windows or anywhere else. Nick needs to clear his name and find out what happened to his reflection. I thought it was a great book because you were always wanting to know what would happen next. I was on the edge of my seat from the first chapter to the end. I never wanted to put the book down. I gave it 5 stars because you will love the suspense and mystery as you try to figure out what is happening to Nick. I would recommend this book for boys and girls in fourth grade and up because there are references to alcohol and being drunk. I think this is a book every reader should try.
EDITORAJ More than 1 year ago
This is a very satisfiying book... BUT it could have been a little bit more spookier.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Empty Mirror was a gift to me from Christmas. I read it right away! When I started the book, I thought it would be a normal book about a boy. It took me about an hour and a half to finish. This book is about a boy who looses his reflection and a spirit takes it and haunts him. Its very suspensful, and every new chapter has its own new adventure. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves suspense, mysteries, adventure, and excitment!!! This is one of my favorite books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it is so hard to follow but is a good book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book talkes about a boy who looks in the mirror and saw no reflection. He askes his unkle and so his unkle looked into it and sees nothing wrong. and gives him the grin. so he looks back into it and sees his shado is gone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the empty mirror is the kind of book lots of people love to read. It has alot of mysteries and is thrilling to read. On some parts of the book its so interesting it has you on the edge of your seat!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This boook was outstanding. It was a great book to read I think.I have read so many books that I do not remember most of them, but I surely will remember this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
lots of suspense and action . I recamend it to everone who loves mystery and ghost books
Guest More than 1 year ago
The good things about this book is if you read this it is manly about mysteries and dead people.
Guest More than 1 year ago
exciting, suspenseful page turning. All I can say, and I talk a whole lot so thats saying something.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Holy Moley! Talk about seeing double! When I first picked this book up, I was expecting something about vampires and a SCARY story. I was way off the mark, but none the less I found myself looking into mirrors frequently to make sure I didn't have a homicidal reflection after me...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to read this book for school and it looked really good but didn't explain everything in a very attentive way. I would give this book two stars because it had an interesting point at times but could't stay that way the whole story. The author could make the book better by paraphrasing most of what he already wrote. If i had to recomend this book I think 10 to 11 year olds should be reading "The Empty Mirror" by Collier. !Thanks:)!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is for the suspesne lovers. i think it was good. not the best book i have ever read, but still.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like when i got the book i thought, HEY THIS WILL BE AN AWESOME book, but then like when i read it it like really didnt fit the discription! in my opinion i think that this boo wasnt good, but you may dissagree, if you like suspence and drama and action, HERE IS UR BOOK! I tought GYPSY was an swesome charactor and i loved that charactor but i didnt like Nick because he was a little weird( but who isnt?¿?) Well i gots to go! of you like suspence and drama and action , get to reading this book! BYE
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Empty Mirror,a fictional masterpiece, by James Lincoln Collier was the first book I read in my school book club.It was one of the best books I have read this season. If you like mystery,suspense,drama,or action I recomend this book to you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I never did find out what year this story takes place. It says his parents died in 1918, which means that it must be at least 1931 or so in the book, yet some of the things they say don't really sound like things that would be said in 1931. I don't know, I just wish that the author would have specified more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was good. it had a good plot and had a surprising ending. it kept twisting and turning until the end when it finally answerd the questions they asked in the bigginng. very good
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book deplicts totally bias history and fails to give a plot. It takes you on an indulgence trip to nowhere.