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The Secret of Grim Hill (Grim Hill #1)

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The Secret of Grim Hill Cat Peters just transferred to Darkmont High and is already desperate to get out. There's no way her mom can afford the tuition at Grimoire, the posh, private school nearby, so when Cat hears that Grimoire is offering a full scholarship to the winners of a soccer match, she jumps at the chance! Once she makes the team, everything starts going Cat's ...more
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Published January 1st 2010 by ReadHowYouWant (first published January 1st 2007)
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Kayla West
I had a rare day off yesterday, so I decided to go through my kindle and pick a book to read "just for the fun of it." I had just recently bought this book after finding it randomly, or maybe not so randomly since they go based on what you have looked for in the past, on Amazon and thought it sounded quite interesting, so this is the one I chose to spend my day with.

Now while I am above the intended age level that this book was intended for, I definitely did enjoy it. It had a spooky quality abo
Cheryl Landmark
This was a fun, fast read that I'm sure a lot of middle graders would enjoy. It wasn't intense or complicated but there was just enough mystery and spookiness to appeal to young kids with great imaginations.

Cat was a little unlikeable at first--too self-centered and caught up in her own needs to be popular and the centre of attention. But, toward the end, she did mature and learn an important life lesson--that other people were just as significant and valuable as her and she was not the only bei
Julie Grasso
I found this book in my Amazon suggestions, and I have to say, I just loved the cover and that is what drew me in. I am a big fan of a middle grade mystery, and I was not disappointed by this one.

Written in first person narrative, I found myself swept up by Cat's conundrums. She moves to a new town after her parents split. I felt Cat's pain, as everything and everyone in the new school seemed against her. That is until she tries out for the soccer team. Suddenly, things start to swing her way. C
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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
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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
This was a simple read that I believe is aimed at middle-grade students. It was enjoyable, but there were pieces that didn't connect well and the Cat was not a likable character. A paranormal mystery that mixed in Celtic mythology. Perhaps I'm being too harsh. I would probably not enjoy Christopher Pike the same way now that I did as a child.
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 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 m
Dan Rogers
I've never been a fan of ghosts, witches, and other figures of a similar nature. As a result I did not enjoy this book very much and therefore, unfortunately, do not feel that I can or should recommend it to my students. I feel that it could leave some of them with nightmares, something that I am just not willing to have to deal with.
I do think this is a very underrated mythology series. It focuses a lot on Celtic lore that I found interesting and fast to get through.
Bhawna Solanki
It was amazing, when I first started the book it was mysterious, I kept on thinking questions about it it was the best book I ever had.
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This is my favorite book of all times now...

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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 )
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.
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
Sleepy Sheep
Really good book. Love it so much
i loved this book!
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