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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
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ISBN : 9781896580968
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 133 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Secret Keepers Reviews

  • Laura Wright
    2019-04-07 03:17

    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.

  • Valary
    2019-04-09 04:51

    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.

  • Brandi Young
    2019-04-10 06:13

    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.

  • Rachel Seigel
    2019-04-16 05:50

    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.

  • Suzan
    2019-04-12 06:01

    Great sense of place -San Fran's Chinatown post-1906 earthquake. Ghosts + mystery + historical fiction + bravery.