The Art of Secrets
ISBN: 1616204826
EAN13: 9781616204822
Language: English
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
An Edgar Award Winner, Best YA Novel 2015 Where there's smoke . . . When Saba Khan's apartment burns in a mysterious fire, possibly a hate crime, her high school rallies around her. Her family moves into a rent-free luxury apartment, her Facebook page explodes, and she begins (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 worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, and Saba's life turns upside down again. Should Saba's family get the money? Or the students who found the painting? Or the school? Monologues, journal entries, interviews, articles, and official documents expose a tangled web of greed, jealousy, and suspicion as students and teachers alike debate, point fingers, and make shocking accusations about what's really going on. Relationships, secrets and lies aplenty. -- Kirkus Reviews Will stay on readers' minds long after the last page. -- Booklist, starred review This story . . . culminates in a shocking twist of an ending that will engrossreaders until the very last page. -- The Christian Science Monitor A Booklist Editor's Choice Book A Booklist Top Crime Fiction Book A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book A Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award Nominee
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Saba Khan: In a way, the fire might have been the best thing that ever happened to me. But maybe even writing that is t.o.o. r.e.v.e.a.l.i.n.g.Steve Davinski: Well, okay, yes, there has been some whispering the past couple of days here at Highsmith. Something exciting is going on, and I understand your curiosity. However, it is totally premature for us to discuss that topic today.Jean Delacroix: All right, then? Moving forward. I was the first person to realize that the Spoons garbage art was something special. The style of the work is unmistakable.Kendra Spoon: I m not sure what to say. I m more comfortable in a behind-the-scenes, stuffing-envelopes kind of role. I m not a spokesperson or anything. Maybe you can talk to my brother, Kevin?Kevin Spoon: To be honest, it still blows my mind that I am one of the people who got this going. For the rest of my life, no matter what else I do, I can tell myself: How cool that you pulled that off. You changed that family s life