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"The Art of Secrets" by James Klise

'The Art of Secrets' by James Klise

★★★★ Left homeless after a fire of unknown origin destroys their apartment, Saba Khan and her family’s lives are changed forever. Fellow students at Highsmith School decide to collect items for an auction to be held at school with the proceeds to be donated to Saba’s family. But when a rare and valuable painting worth hundreds of thousands of dollars gets donated to the auction, lies, secrets, jealously, deception, and greed become entwined with this otherwise altruistic act. Told through the voices of numerous narrators in personal journal entries, along with official documents, interviews, and articles, this teen novel will intrigue and keep the interest of all readers.

Reviewed by Sharyn H.

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