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The Diary of a Young Girl
Into the Wild
The Daughter's Walk
Finding Grace: A True Story About Losing Your Way In Life...And Finding It Again
Ghost on Black Mountain
The Kitchen House
These Things Hidden
The List
Girl, Interrupted
The Glass Castle
The Giver
Sarah's Key
The Promises She Keeps
The Keepsake
BoneMan's Daughters
Half Broke Horses

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Review: The Hunt for the Seventh

The Hunt for the Seventh
by Christine Morton-Shaw

Quote: "This one, he sees her. This one, he knows where her name, it is written down. All of the children's names, six names in total, they are written in the church." ~ Henry aka Einstein pg. 63

Started: Aug. 23, 2012
Finished: Aug. 27, 2012
273 pages/ paperback

From the cover:

A haunted mansion.
Six dead children.
A garden of statues.
With every step he takes around the carefully manicured grounds of Minerva Hall, Jim is haunted by the ghosts of children, long dead, whom no one else can see. Urging him to "find the Seventh," the children leave him cryptic clues pointing to a devastating ancient prophecy that only he can stop from being fulfilled.
If Jim doesn't figure out the clues, innocent people will die. But how can Jim find the answers while the dangers of the Hall grow ever more threatening? And even if he can, the real question is- is Jim already too late?

My Review:
This was a great little MG book. It has just enough mystery and "scare" factor to be enjoyed by any middle school reader. The main character is an eleven-year-old who has recently lost his mother. Now his father, sister and himself are starting over. New home, job, school, friends and life. The changes they experience are not what any of them had in mind. This is not what Jim had imagined when he dreamed of more adventure and excitement in what had become a dull, routine life of  feeling alone and overlooked. I give it *4 stars*

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