Read what people think about The Seer of Shadows by Avi, and write your own review.

Summary | Reviews | More Information | More Books

The Seer of Shadows

By Avi

The Seer of Shadows
  • Readers' rating:

  • Published in USA  Mar 2008,
    208 pages.
    Age range: Young Adult


    Publication Information

  • Rate this book


Buy This Book

About this book

Reviews

Page 1 of 1
There is 1 reader review for The Seer of Shadows
Order Reviews by:

Write your own review!

LuLu (11/13/12)

Best Eva!!
What would you do if you were the cause of paranormal activity? Horace was just a young boy, in his teens, when the day he went to go take pictures of the dead daughter of Mrs. Von Macht, turned into the reincarnation of Eleanora’s spirit. Horace worked at a small photography shop, as the apprentice of Enoch Middleditch. Who wanted nothing more then money. So when the maiden in black arrive one day who is later on known as Mrs. Von Macht, Mr. Middleditch decided to take pictures of Eleanora and than paste them in to the pictures of her grave. So that when it was time to give Mrs. Von Macht the picture she would cry with tears of joy to see her daughter one last time. But every time Horace took a picture of Eleanora her ghost appeared and swore that she “Will have her revenge!” Every time Horace spends more time with Pegg (Eleanora’s Sister) who is now a servant there loves buds and the knowledge of Eleanora’s past grows. Until the point were it was almost too late to save Eleanora.
I do not know why I chose this story to read. I normally read fantasy or nonfiction. But it was worth it, I spent a whole night in summer just reading it! I started t read at seven o’clock and finished reading around four a.m. This book was like a riding a roller coaster with your eyes closed, never knowing when you are going to go down or up. At every turn I wanted to read more and more. Once the ride was over I felt like reading it again! I would run a mile to get this book!
Avi had described as if Horace was his own son. He was a character you would fall in love with, he is the person a lot of boys would want to be. Even though he isn’t tuff and has no fighting skills, this boy is brave and independent. Mr. Middleditch is a greedy coward, when things get tuff he packs his bags and goes running for the hills. Pegg is a timid yet clever fourteen year old African girl who serves Mr. and Mrs. Von Macht. Mr. and Mrs. Von Macht are two ingenerate, snotty rich parents.
Avi wrote this story with an open mind and a great way with words. Each sentence was ice in an ice rink. Smooth. There wasn’t a word that didn’t fit in that book. The book in my opinion should be read by almost everyone because it’s thrilling, action packed and different. It’s like that feeling in the morning when you know exactly what to wear but Avi is the designer and each chapter is an article of clothing and the story is an outfit. This outfit would win Project Run way, for sure! He uses just the right accessories (adjectives) with his outfit.
If I could recommend this to a specific age group I would say 11 to 13 year olds as the minimal because it has some old English words and because some parts get pretty scary. I personally would recommend this to people who like to read fiction because it’s a change. I like to read ghost stories now because of the book. And I am pretty sure that if readers like fiction like me that this book would move students to read different genres. So if 11-13 year olds would pick this up they would not be able to put it down!
  • Page
  • 1

Readalikes

Member Benefits

Join Now!

Check the advantages!
Just $10 for 3 months or $35 for a year

    •  
    • FREE
    • MEMBER
    • Range of media reviews for each book
    • Excerpts of all featured books
    • Author bios, interviews and pronunciations
    • Browse by genre
    • Book club discussions
    • Book club advice and reading guides
    • BookBrowse reviews and "beyond the book" back-stories
    •  
    • Reviews of notable books ahead of publication
    •  
    • Free books to read and review (US Only)
    •  
    • Browse for the best books by time period, setting & theme
    •  
    • Read-alike suggestions for thousands of books and authors
    •  
    • 'My Reading List" to keep track of your books
    •  

Editor's Choice

  • Book Jacket: The Promise
    The Promise
    by Ann Weisgarber
    Canadian author, Lucy Maud Montgomery of Anne of Green Gables fame, once wrote that "...all things ...
  • Book Jacket: Black Moon
    Black Moon
    by Kenneth Calhoun
    The popularity of book-turned-movie World War Z and television series The Walking Dead points to a ...
  • Book Jacket: Hyde
    Hyde
    by Daniel Levine
    In Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 novel, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the story ends ...

First Impressions

Members read and review books ahead
of publication. See what they think
in First Impressions!

Books that
expand your
horizons.

Visitors can view a lot of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only

Find out more.

Book Discussions
Book Jacket

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
by Gabrielle Zevin

Published Apr. 2014

Join the discussion!

Win this book!
Win The Steady Running of the Hour

The Steady Running of the Hour

"Exciting, emotionally engaging and amibtious. I loved it!" - Kate Mosse

Enter

Word Play

Solve this clue:

I T T O A Eye

and be entered to win..

Books thatinspire you.Handpicked.

Books you'll stay up all night reading; books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, books that will expand your mind and inspire you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.