Set in San Francisco's Chinatown before and after 1906, this novel portrays a young Jackson Leong coping with the ghost of his brother who died in the earthquake, as well as the mysterious ghost of a young woman. Jackson must find out the reasons why the ghosts are haunting the world of the living. If he fails, his family will face disgrace and ruin....
|Title||:||The Secret Keepers|
|Number of Pages||:||133 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Secret Keepers Reviews
I liked this book. I'm not a huge fan of super-natural and sci-fi, but this had enough of a plot line to keep me interested. And, it was based in a time period and amongst a culture that I know little about. So, even though I read it as a possible novel to teach to freshmen and sophomores, I learned something. My one observation is that the author gave clues throughout the first 125 pages of the book, but nothing came together until the very end. I don't know if that's necessarily a criticism, but I feel like 90% of the action of the novel came in the last ten pages. So, will I teach it to my students? Only if I teach it in conjunction with something else. Far too easy for them to read as a stand alone.
Simple language, interesting plot and characters very simply told. San Francisco Quake, Chinatown, ghosts and haunting become a very basic story that has more promise than execution. Simple language and helpful cultural references might make this a great read for English Language Learners.
After the earthquake and fire of 1906 destroys most of San Fran's Chinatown, Jackson is haunted by the ghost of his brother as well as the ghost of a mysterious young woman.
Despite the unfortunate packaging, this novel actually turned out to be fast-paced and well-written, delving into Chinese culture and superstition at the turn of the 20th century.
Great sense of place -San Fran's Chinatown post-1906 earthquake. Ghosts + mystery + historical fiction + bravery.