Parents' Guide to

Seer of Shadows

By Kristen Breck, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Thrilling historical mystery blends ghosts and photography.

Book Avi Horror 2008
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

A Good Novel for reteens

Excellent book for my 11 year old, but not my 9 year old.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (12):

For good readers ages 12 and up, THE SEER OF SHADOWS is a richly detailed page-tuner, filled with elegant language and a well-crafted plot. This suspenseful ghost story is also a fine historical novel, filled with descriptions of clothing, food, period attitudes, New York society life, the tension between science and spiritualism, and the elements of early photography. Characters are genuine, and the time and place feel real. Readers will find themselves biting their nails, pondering moral dilemmas, learning, and rooting for Horace and Pegg. Boys and girls, as well as adults can enjoy this thriller.

Book Details

  • Author: Avi
  • Genre: Horror
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
  • Publication date: March 25, 2008
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 9 - 12
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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