Monday, September 25, 2017

Review: The Van Gogh Deception

Title: The Van Gogh Deception
Author: Deron Hicks
Publication Date: August 29, 2017
Genre: Middle Grade/Mystery
Recommended If You Like: art and art history, smart kid characters, quick fun mysteries

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.

The Book:

When a young boy with amnesia is found sitting in The National Gallery, it sets off an adventure full of art and mystery.

What I Liked:

I loved all the art and art history in this! It was really well integrated and added a lot to the book.

The main characters of Art and Camilla were a lot of fun too, and made a great pair. I loved that the kid characters were well-rounded, smart, and loyal.

Anything I Didn't Like?

The book occasionally felt a little slow at times. I did feel it could be tightened up a bit.


This was a fun, quick read that I think adults and middle graders alike could and would enjoy. The art history aspect was a wonderful bonus.