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Book Review- The Art of Running Away


Twelve-year-old Maisie is an artist. When she’s in front of her sketchbook or apprenticing at Glenna’s Portraits, the family-run art shop her grandmother started, the world makes sense. She doesn’t think about Calum, her brother who mysteriously left home and cut ties with her family six years ago, or her parents’ insistence that she “broaden her horizons” and try something new—something that isn’t art.

But when Glenna’s Portraits falls on hard times, Maisie’s plan to take over the shop when she’s older and become a lifelong artist starts to crumble. In desperation to make things right, Maisie runs away to London to reconnect with her adult brother, hoping he might be the key to saving the shop. But as Maisie learns about her family’s past from Calum, she starts to rethink everything she’s ever known. Maisie must decide not only if saving her family’s art shop is worth it, but if she can forgive her parents for the mistakes they’ve made.

My Views

Oh wow, just wow, words aren’t enough to describe this book!!!
This was such a beautiful book, it was heart wrenching the way Masie bonds with her long lost brother and how she made an emotionless person cry.
The emotion and the humor were in perfect proportion, the parrot incident was quite funny xD.
This book throws light on LGBTQIA community and the problems they face and is a perfect read in pride month!
Glad that Glenna’s was saved!!
I really hope this book has a sequel and congratulations to the author for writing such a touching book!!
This book is now one of my favorites!!

My rating 5 out 5 (really wanna give it more)

About the author

Sabrina Kleckner

Sabrina Kleckner is the author of THE ART OF RUNNING AWAY, a middle grade contemporary novel about family and identity. She began writing at the age of twelve, and is grateful to not be debuting with the angsty assassin book she toiled over in her teens. When she is not writing, she can be found teaching ESL or gushing about her three cats to anyone who will listen.

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Hope you all read it cause seriously it was super awesome you HAVE to read it 😀

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I am die heart POTTERHEAD !!!!! I love reading books my favourite are Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Malory towers and the French girl in New York series! I also play guitar and listen to music as a pastime.

8 thoughts on “Book Review- The Art of Running Away

      especially the way the bond between the siblings grows makes me want to have an elder sibling (unfortunately I am stuck with an annoying younger one whom I hate 😐 )

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      1. Omg ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh one of the biggest grievances 😭 I have always wanted a sibling and yes, an elder one. 🥺 But never got any at all 😒 ah! I will take you to your word and start it this week! 😂😂😂 Well I am pretty sure you cherish ur sibling, annoying or not 😂❤️

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