Happy Sunday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for THE ART OF RUNNING AWAY by Sabrina Kleckner! I’m so excited because today I have my aesthetic board AND my reading journal to share with you! This book is truly amazing and I’m so excited to for you to find out more about it!The Art of Running Away by Sabrina Kleckner
Published on November 16, 2021 by Jolly Fish Press
Genres: Contemporary, Middle Grade, Queer
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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.
What do you think about The Art of Running Away? Have you added it to your tbr yet? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!