Arson, possible hate crime, losing everything, gaining new things, a school benefit, new friendships, a fortune in lost art found only to be lost again, intrigue, mystery, and so much more. On that fateful fall day all Saba Khan had on her mind was the tennis match later in the day when, in fact, it was the beginning of some of the biggest changes in her life. The Art of Secrets by James Klise takes the reader on a journey from several different viewpoints. You see the story from various sides and characters, through notes, journals, police reports, texts and overheard conversations. As the reader, you are privileged to information that the characters themselves do not all know so the challenge is to see if you can solve the mystery early on in the book.
I am not going to tell you a lot about the book because I will be hosting a teen online book discussion based on it this summer. I will say that it is an interesting read that pulled me in and held my attention. It shows you the good and the bad in people and is definitely one of my favorite reads this year.