The Secret of Ka
by Christopher Pike
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: September, 2010
List Price: $16.00
Review: You’re flying over the ocean at forty miles per hour on an ancient rug. The wind is in your face and so is a mysterious fog. You can’t go back because that’s what Sara (a fifteen year old girl) and Amesh ( a one handed boy) are worried about in Christopher Pikes book Secret of Ka.
When Sara goes to Turkey with her father she meets a boy she really likes named Amesh who’s a little older than her. At her father’s work site she finds a magic carpet. She and Amesh experiment with it and they lose control and are taken to an island with genies or djinn. On the island Amesh loses control of a djinn and leaves Sara alone without the carpet. Sara has to save him while discovering the truth about her life.
What I like best about the book is the amazing story itself. It has adventure, secrets and magic. Sara is a smart, caring girl with an American teenage girl attitude. Even though the beginning is a little slow each chapter keeps getting better until you can’t put the book down. I recommend this book for kids in middle school and people who enjoy fantasy, mystery and romance. I rate this book a 8 out of 10, because even though it was a wonderful book it has an open ending and I’m not a romance person. When you read this book it will take you to another world.
Review written by Shannon (6th grade student).
We would like to thank Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for providing a copy of The Secret of Ka for this review.
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