Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Seer of Shadows by Avi
Fourteen-year-old Horace Carpantine, an apprentice to a photographer, does not believe in ghosts but that doesn't stop a ghost from finding him. His employer, Mr. Middleditch, involves Horace in a "spirit photo" scam. It is Horace's job to take photographs of pictures of a dead girl named Eleanora. These photos will then be superimposed into a photo of the dead girl's grieving guardian. To Horace's surprise, his photos contain real pictures of Eleanora's ghost and his photos seem to be drawing her back into the world to take revenge on the guardians who killed her. With the help of a servant girl named Pegg, Horace now must try to stop the revenge-set ghost from committing murder. Readers who like history and spooky stories will like this book. Recommended for 4th-6th grade readers.