The Secret of Grim Hill (Grim Hill, #1)
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The Secret of Grim Hill (Grim Hill #1)

4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  284 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Cat Peters just transferred to Darkmont High and is already desperate to get out. When she hears that Grimoire, the private school nearby, is offering scholarships to the winners of a Halloween soccer match, Cat jumps at the chance. Her little sister, Sookie, and their bookworm neighbor, Jasper, try to tell her there's something ... "just not right" about the old school on...more
Paperback, 187 pages
Published May 25th 2007 by Lobster Press (first published January 1st 2007)
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Jeanne
Likes: It was cute and well written. It flowed very nicely and kept the tension going throughout.

Challenges: The main character, Cat, was a bit difficult to like at first. She is a self-centered in the beginning of the book, tending to only focus on her own feelings and a little too willing to sacrifice someone else's in pursuit of bolstering her own ego, even though she is aware that she is doing so. However, she does experience character growth by the end of the book and learns that there are...more
Joy
Cat,named after her "cat like eyes", moved into a new town with her mom and little sister Sookie. She had just tranferred to Darkmount High and desperately trying to get into the all-girl private school next door, Grimoire, but her mother doesn't have the money. When an opportunity comes her way, she jumps at it, Grimoire is giving a full scholarship to the soccer team that wins! Cat makes the team, but Sookie has has a bad feeling about it and is talking to a strange girl named Cindy. After Cat...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Allison Fraclose for TeensReadToo.com

After an awful first day at her new school, Cat Peters decides that she will do anything to escape from Darkmont High. When she hears that Grimoire--the private school that sits alone on a forest-covered hill--is offering full tuition to the winners of a soccer competition to be held on Halloween, she makes up her mind to put all of her energy into it. She's ecstatic when she makes one of the two teams--the Witches--and suddenly, her life begins t...more
Zanib  Sajjad
I didn't really think i'd like this book, I cant remember why I even picked it up. Then i read the first line and found it interesting (i'm all about the first lines). Anyway, i love how instead of the usuall pretty fae, the ones in grim hill are evil; and i loved cats personality, she wasnt perfect like you excpect main characters to be.
Hmp, sorry but the thing thats frustrating me right now is that im writting this review like 2 years from when i finished the book, what took me so long? Sorr...more
Susanna
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Paris
This is my favorite book of all times now...
Helen

Cat has moved to a new school called Darkmount High, and she hates it. She wants to go to Grimoirs High School but her mom can't afford it. Cat is really good at soccer so she tries out for the team and the winners of the tournament get a free scholarship to Grimoire, but Cat starts to sense there is something wrong with Grimoire like fairies and Celtic mythology.

I read this book because it was in Silver Birch two years ago and I had forgotten what it was about.

I finished it because I had forgot...more
Sabrina *The REAL Princess*
I love this book and its series. It was clever to mix Celtic mythology with a story line to make it an interest to children in middle school. It won a silverbirch award and for a good reason. Cat's character is believable. She is depressed after a move and divorce and the school she attends doesn't help. Her love for soccer is a distraction I believe and Linda writes this very well. I cannot wait for the fourth book and to continue her lovely writing.
Erin
Very good book. I love the series. This is one of the books that Lobster Press has published. It mixes Celtic mythology of fairies with mystery and the troubles of a 13 year old girl. It's spooky and you want to keep reading.
I worked on the third book in the series which will come out next Spring. Be watching for it. It's a good one!
Saviourofmusic
This book is so good. I don't wanna go all fangirl though, so I'll just list the great things about it: a non perfect main character who strives for more than just popularity and beauty, and a small town with a strange mystery, relations to Celtic tradition. There's a lot more, please read it! This book is so good.
Sheila Ruth
The Secret of Grim Hill is just gently spooky enough to be fun without being overly scary. It's a straightforward, fast-paced story and an easy read that's perfect for tween reluctant readers. Read my entire review.
Thamilinie
this book is great.I am looking for the 4th book in the series.This book should be for gr.4 and up because
this book has some challenging words bit is a really good book.I finished this book a bit quicker because some books take me a really long time but this book was too interesting to put down.
Ecila
It's a series of books. It's mysterious, exciting. Evrey book is more exciting then the last one. ( The cover is the first book : The Secret of Grim Hill )
Allison
pretty good book I mean I totally get where Sookie is coming from! an ok book, go ahead and read it!NO FLAMES!
Sarena Nanua
Fantastic children's novel. I especially loved the characters and mysteries/connections with the school. Recommended 8+
Jen Brandes
Cute book. It lost my attention a couple of times, but I was able to stick with it.
Emily
read this book back in 2008 in elementary school, I LOVED it!
Maggie  I.
this book was pretty creepy and mysterious. i liked it
Ayesha Ahamed
I love this book. It really got me really got me thinking
Brookiecookie Shannon
I loved this book a great mix of mystery and action
Sleepy Sheep
Really good book. Love it so much
Harishri
i loved this book!
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