No. of pages 288
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
There are 288 pages in this book. This book was published 2015 by Algonquin Books (division of Workman) .
James Klise (Chicago, IL) is a high school librarian and adviser for the student literary journal, book club, and the Gay-Straight Alliance. His short stories have appeared in many journals, including StoryQuarterly, New Orleans Review, Ascent, and Southern Humanities Review. Love Drugged is his first novel.