The Art of Running Away

The Art of Running Away

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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.

Title:The Art of Running Away
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781631635779
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    The Art of Running Away Reviews

  • Tina

    This is a LGBT Middle Grade book that covers so many important topics. This book bring light to what happens when parents does not supports their kids no matter who they are, but I also think this boo...

  • Reading_ Tamishly

    The story talks about a twelve year old Maisie whose life revolves around art and her best friend, Alicia.Her parents are worried if she wouldn't get much other life skills if she carries on with just...

  • atlas ?

    ☆ 4/5 ☆Honestly, this was such a sweet short read. I usually wouldn't request a middle grade ARC but who can pass off on a quick queer novel? This novel follows a 12 yr old named Maisie. Her life ...

  • Nev

    This was a really sweet Middle Grade story about a young girl reconnecting with her older brother who ran away 6 years ago while also trying to save her family’s art shop. I enjoyed watching Maisie ...

  • Mimi

    The amount of times I teared up reading this story is only surpassed by the times I laughed and that's the only thing you need to know to pick up this flawless book...

  • Belles Middle Grade Library

    This was such an amazing book. So brilliantly told. I flew through this. Maisie is an artist. When she’s in front of her sketchbook or apprenticing at Glenna’s Portraits, the family-run art shop h...

  • Romie

    this book was so quiet and yet so impactful! the way it dealt with being queer but not being fully accepted by your family, finding who you truly are, and sibling relationship was just so touching! I ...

  • Alicia

    I got approved of an e-ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Flux Publishing. This did not affect my review or rating in any way. The book is MG and it handles ...

  • Potterhead Aanya

    Oh wow, just wow, words aren't enough to describe this book!!!This was such a beautiful book, it was heart wrenching the way Masie bonds with her long lost brother and how she made an emotionless pers...

  • Alex

    Thanks to the publisher for providing an eARC of The Art of Running Away in exchange for an honest review.I'm currently crying over a middle grade book so, that's where I'm at right now in life I gues...