The Seer of Shadows
Summary: Horace, a fourteen-year-old New Yorker, is apprenticed to a shady photographer, Enoch Middleditch. When the wealthy Mrs. Von Macht asks Mr. Middleditch to photograph her for her deceased daughter's grave, the photographer decides to take advantage of the situation. He enlists the reluctant Horace's help in creating a double exposed picture that will appear to show the young girl's ghost. Horace is shocked, however, when the girl's ghost actually begins appearing in the photos without any tricks of photography!
Thoughts: Avi creates a frightning, haunting tale in The Seer of Shadows. It is a creative, fast-paced ghost story that pulls in the reader with quick, cliff-hanging chapters.