The Art of Secrets

The Art of Secrets

Book - 2014 | 1st ed.
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When some quirky art donated to a school fundraising effort to help a Pakistani American family, victims of a possible hate crime, is revealed to be an unknown work by a famous outsider artist, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, adults and teenagersalike debate who should get the money and begin to question each other's motivations.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin, c2014.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781616201951
Branch Call Number: KLISE
Characteristics: 258 p. ; 22 cm.


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Jun 21, 2015

Meh, alright. The different medias and ways of portraying information was interesting (through letters, emails, newspaper articles, journal entries) but the story itself was boring and anticlimactic. The ending confused me too.

Apr 30, 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?


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Jul 13, 2014

"Moreover, after the famous fire, every person at the school knows who this girl is, and they stare all the time with eyes that are very curious, as if Saba is the thing on fire, not only her apartment."

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