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The Art of Secrets

Author/Illustrator: Hardcover
$ 1695 USD


A Fire Destroys . . .
A Treasure Appears . . .
A Crime Unfolds . . .

An Edgar Award Winner, Best YA Novel 2015
A Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best" 2014
A Booklist Editors' Choice, Books for Youth 2014
A Booklist Top Ten Crime Fiction for Youth 2014

When Saba Khan's apartment burns in a mysterious fire, possibly a hate crime, her Chicago high school rallies around her. Her family moves rent-free into a luxury apartment, Saba's Facebook page explodes, and she starts (secretly) dating a popular boy. Then a quirky piece of art donated to a school fund-raising effort for the Khans is revealed to be an unknown work by a famous artist, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, and Saba's life turns upside down again. Should Saba's family have all that money? Or should it go to the students who found the art? Or to the school? And just what caused that fire? Greed, jealousy, and suspicion create an increasingly tangled web as students and teachers alike debate who should get the money and begin to point fingers and make accusations. The true story of the fire that sets events in motion and what happens afterward gradually comes together in an innovative narrative made up of journal entries, interviews, articles, letters, text messages, and other documents.

Author: James Klise
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Published: 04/22/2014
Pages: 272
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.70w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9781616201951
Age Range: 12-16

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.6
Point Value: 8
Interest Level: Middle Grade Plus
Quiz #/Name: 170056 / Art of Secrets

Award: Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Edgar Allan Poe Awards - Winner

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 01/27/2014
Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2014
Booklist 02/15/2014 pg. 73
School Library Journal 04/01/2014 pg. 168
Voice of Youth Advocates 04/01/2014 - Recommended - Better Than Most
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 05/01/2014
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2014 pg. 90
Shelf Awareness 05/02/2014
Booklist Ed Choice Youth 01/01/2015 pg. 16
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2014 - Superior,Well Above Average

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