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The Hunt for the Seventh
     

The Hunt for the Seventh

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by Christine Morton-Shaw
 

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Jim moves to ancient Minerva Hall and encounters the ghosts of six children. They urge him to find the seventh child and leave him cryptic clues that point to a dark, ancient prophecy that only Jim can stop from being fulfilled. Jim turns to Einstein, a brilliant autistic boy who lives at the Hall. If anyone can help Jim, Einstein can. But the boy, who speaks in

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Hunt for the Seventh 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Valerie19 More than 1 year ago
The Hunt For The Seventh The Hunt For The Seventh by Christine Morton Shaw is a novel about a teenage boy named Jim. Jim has moved to Minerva Hall with his father and sister. His mother has recently died, and in order to overcome the family's grief, his father has accepted a position as Head Gardener. But from the first day, life at Minerva Hall is far from normal. While touring the grounds, Jim hears a voice whisper in his ear, "Find the Seventh." No one else has heard the ghostly voice, but Jim believes it. He is convinced someone has died there. But he can't tell his dad or his sister. He knows no one else will believe him. This begins Jim's need to uncover the secrets of Minerva Hall. One evening he notices a shadow off by the maze. He walks into the maze and soon discovers a boy sitting in the middle. The boy talks almost in riddles, confusing Jim even more. Because the boy likes to talk in numbers but refuses to give his name, Jim immediately dubs him Einstein. But just as quickly as he discovers Einstein, the boy is gone. Curiosity gets the better of Jim, and soon he is discovering unused portions of the hall. He sneaks into the old Schoolroom and magically, six names appear on one of the blackboards. All six names are Minerva's, with a date. Jim becomes more interested in the clues, following the Hall's statues and the dates of death from one to the next; Jim is on a crash course with destiny. The prophecies that he's uncovered surrounding the lands around Minerva Hall are all leading up to the summer solstice. He believes he only has a few days to solve the mystery and hopefully prevent any more deaths. I really loved this book because this is one of those books that you have to keep reading and can't stop. It's also very detailed and specific. I recommend it to people that love spooky stories. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the discoveries that Jim made along the way. The Hunt For The Seventh was a spine-chilling good book. The scarier parts may be a bit too much for the younger reader, but there is nothing in the story that is truly gross. The story flowed at a nice pace, leading the reader through all of the clues that Jim discovered. The tension builds at the right speed, leading to a surprising conclusion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the book The Hunt for the Seventh by Christine Morton-Shaw, Jim and his family have just moved into a Minerva gardens for his father’s new job. Unknowingly they move into a place where death has stroked mysteriously 6 unknowing children. Jim notices something odd the moment he gets there, but can’t figure out what. While searching his new house he hears a whisper from one of the children in his ear saying hunt for the seventh. With the help of his new friend Einstein, Jim goes on a hunt to figure out what happened to the kids who lived here before him. As Jim goes finding what happened to the 6 children he starts to see that the owner of Minerva garden is hiding something. Does it have to do with the deaths? While facing challenges from his family, the master of the house and wanting to give up, will Jim find the seventh and learn something about his new friend Einstein or fail and have mysteries things happen to the whole village. This was an amazing book that is filled with twist and turns. It’s a book for anyone who likes mysteries or ghost stories. It was well written and you wanted to read more. Every time you have to stop you’re going to want to keep reading. You could never guess what would happen next , it kept you on your toes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read it and fell in love with it.
BookReader4Ever More than 1 year ago
Once you start reading The Hunt For The Seventh you won't be able to stop. The main character, Jimmy, drives you through a rollercoster of emotions. Prepared to be spooked and greatly entertained.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good mystery with a surprising plot twist at the end of the book. I could see this book being made into a feature film. It has all of the elements to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Darian Ridenour More than 1 year ago
a thrilling, intregueing, great book that will keep you wanting to read more and more!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Jim has moved to Minerva Hall with his father and sister. His mother has recently died, and in order to overcome the family's grief, his father has accepted a position as Head Gardener. But from the first day, life at Minerva Hall is far from normal.

While touring the grounds, Jim hears a voice whisper in his ear, "Find the Seventh." No one else has heard the ghostly voice, but Jim believes it. He is convinced someone has died there. But he can't tell his dad or his sister. He knows no one else will believe him.

This begins Jim's need to uncover the secrets of Minerva Hall. One evening he notices a shadow off by the maze. He ventures into the maze and soon discovers a boy sitting in the middle. The boy talks almost in riddles, confusing Jim even more. Because the boy likes to talk in numbers but refuses to give his name, Jim immediately dubs him Einstein. But just as quickly as he discovers Einstein, the boy is gone.

Curiosity gets the better of Jim, and soon he is discovering unused portions of the hall. He sneaks into the old Schoolroom and magically, six names appear on one of the blackboards. All six names are Minervas, with a date and some sort of epitaph.

Jim becomes enmeshed in the clues, following the Hall's statues and the dates of death from one to the next; Jim is on a crash course with destiny. The prophecies that he's uncovered surrounding the lands around Minerva Hall are all leading up to the summer solstice. He believes he only has a few days to solve the mystery and hopefully prevent any more deaths.

THE HUNT FOR THE SEVENTH was a spine-chillingly good read. The scarier parts may be a bit too much for the younger reader, but there is nothing in the story that is truly gross or appalling to limit those that could read it. The story flowed at a nice pace, leading the reader through all of the clues that Jim discovered. The tension builds at the right speed, leading to a surprising conclusion. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the discoveries that Jim made along the way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The beggining was very slow and the clues are hard to figure out. Not well written. Summer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the book i thought it was gonna be scary but it wasnt but for the most part it was very entertaning.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some of it was kind of..annoying though...but its a good book..not scary but its an interesting book...you should read it ... :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think book was a great read for me
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the best book EVERRRRRR:}
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so awsome.I could read it100 times.BEST BOOK EVER!
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But very good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im using this book for my report it is really good!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just love the book you feel suspence and your emotions are played really enjoyed it hope you do/did too.
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This was a great book!! SPOOKY though
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This book is addicting. You just wont want to stop reading. From the beginning to the end, there is no telling when you will stop reading. Dont let mom or dad ruin your fun. THE HUNT FOR THE SEVENTH! READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!