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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2008

    Excellant

    This book is a amazing if you ghost story's you'll love this!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2010

    The Seer of Reviews

    This book is great!!!!!! It is boring until Horace starts seeing the ghost of Eleonora. Eleonora is trying to kill Mr and Mrs.VonMacht for revenge. Eleanora died from being starved and became to weak and died. The VonMachts lie about how much they love her and miss her. Horace, a photographer's apprentice, is a Seer of Showdows. He can bring ghost to life. Pegg, the VonMacht's servent, was like a sister to Eleonora. Horace and Pegg team up to help get rid of Eleonora's ghost to stop her plan to kill the VonMachts.
    This book is NOT voilent at all. It is not as scary as you can judge by the cover. This book is interesting and at some points you can't put it down. I used this book for a Reading Examine and there waas a lot of detail and made it easy to do. This is a"I must figure out how it ends" book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2010

    A hard life can lead to a hateful afterlife!

    Seer of Shadows is a great book.it had a lot of details in it which helped me imagin the whole book. Horace and Pegg where great characters. Avi really did do a great job creating the voice of Pegg. Mrs.Von macht was a horibble character in the book. Poor elenora had to suffer so much threw out her life. good thing Pegg was always there for her. this book was very suspenceful, at some pionts of the book a even got the chills. elenoras return was very powerful with hate, but all she wanted was revenge. Horace was very confused and frightened when he saw a picture he didnt take. avi really out did himself with this book it was amazing.

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  • Posted February 24, 2010

    Do you like photgraphy, well think again.

    First you ask yourself, could you be a seer? When Horace took his very first photograph, something was odd. There was something lurking over Mrs. Von Match's shoulder, what could it be? When I showed Pegg, she had said it was the ghost of Elenora Von Match to seek revenge. Mrs. Von Match had said it was a tragedy, and she misses Elenora so much, or does she? Pegg was the servant of the Von Match's and she would to help Horace unravel the mystery of Elenora's death, and why she came back to haunt the Von Match's. I enjoyed this book; it was probably one of the best books I had ever read. I just couldn't put it down, it was so suspenseful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2009

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    A really Great Ghost Story

    In 1872, photography was still new technology. One of the main characters is a 14 year old called Horace, and his photography teacher is called Mr. Middleditch. Horace has been raised to believe in science. And as apprentice to a society photographer, horace likes to fancy his proffesion as a scientific art. But when a rich lady called Mrs. Von Macht orders a photo, really weird things start to happen, because Horace's first photographs reveal the image of Mrs. Von Macht's deceased daughter, Eleanora. Horace meets Pegg, Mrs. Von Macht's black servant girl, and she tells him about who Eleanora really was and how she actually died. Pegg and Horace form an unlikely friendship, and Horace finds out that his pictures actually freed Eleanora's ghost. Eleanora returns, and she is bent on punishing Mr. and Mrs. Von Macht for abusing her.

    The book is kind of like the Sixth Sense, and the Grudge mixed if I were to compare this book to two movies. It is a kid friendly horror story that turns out to actually be genuinley creepy, but it's writtend by the late Avi, who I'm quite a fan of, so I can't complain. All in all this book is an excellent horror story for adolescents. It's a very good book and that's why it deserves a well earned rating of 10 out of 10.

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  • Posted November 15, 2008

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    It's 1872 in New York and Horace Carpetine is working as a photography apprentice. Photographer Mr. Middleditch is a little down on his luck and in need of a large profit from a client. So when they are approached by Mrs. Von Macht, who is grieving the loss of her only child and wishes a portrait to place on her daughter's grave, Mr. Middleditch comes up with an idea to make money. <BR/><BR/>The pair will make a ghostly likeness of Eleanora appear in Mrs. Von Macht's picture, and hopefully she will miss her daughter enough to order more photos. <BR/><BR/>Problems start to occur, though, when Horace takes a photograph and Eleanora's ghost really does appear -- without the assistance of photography. <BR/><BR/>With the help of Pegg, the Von Macht's servant girl, Horace finds out the horrible truth about Eleanora's death. Together the new friends must stop Eleanora's vengeful ghost from hurting her family. <BR/><BR/>This is a great historical mystery by Avi. The history is rich and I felt as though I was walking the streets with Horace and Pegg. The details provide an interesting look at early photography and how it worked. The mystery keeps readers engaged and has some chilling moments. Recommended for history, paranormal, and mystery fans alike!

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