When the Khan’s family home burns to the ground, Saba Khan’s high school teachers and classmates come to the rescue by planning a fund-raiser to help the family get back on their feet from this devastating loss. When a piece of art is found abandoned in an alley way and donated to the fund-raiser, later to be found out to be rare and worth thousands, battles begin…
who should receive the money raised from the art piece?
The finders of the piece?
Or does it go to the Khan’s?
When the art turns up missing from the gym where it was being stored, fingers are pointed and tongues accuse.
Written at a middle grade perspective, Saba Khan, our main protagonist goes through all emotions while in the midst of the fire crisis including hurt and including love when a popular boy turns his attention to her.
With the story being told from different perspectives including the Principal of the school, Saba’s boyfriend, and classmates this book in audio format is a delight to the ears.
I didn’t love this story, but I did enjoy it.
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23 thoughts on “The Art Of Secrets by James Klise”
On occasion, I really enjoy reading middle grade books. This sounds like a good book.
It was pretty good 😉
I’ve been on the hunt for books for my 13 year old son. This might fit.
He may like this – it is a fun little mystery
I really like some middle grade books, but it hadn’t occurred to me to do them in audio, for some reason!
There are some good ones (The Harry Potter books are EXCELLENT on audio!)
Yeah, I remember hearing that! (From you, and others.)
You know what a “Potter” head I am! 😛
Indeed I do. 🙂
I think that my daughter would enjoy this.
It is a good lite read with a little mystery to it 😀
Sounds like a fun story. I like those kinds of questions, who has the right to the money. Pity it was okay but no more than that.
It felt a little disjointed, but maybe because it was Middle Grade and I expect too much 😀
I like middle grade books, but for some reason this one doesn’t call to me.
No, I received it for review and I do not recall requesting it. It was ok but not exceptional
I tend to listen to more YA books that actually read the books. Not sure if this one appeals to me though.
It wasnt awesome for me…. but I have to remind myself that is is written for Middle Graders 🙂
were the different perspectives told by different voices as well?
or a single narrator characterizing multiple people ?
sounds like an interesting story of greed and its impact.. and a bit of mystery?