The Secret of Ka by Christoper Pike

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One minute Sara's bored on vacation in Istanbul. The next, she's unearthed a flying carpet that cleverly drags her to the mysterious Island of the Djinn—or genies. By her side is Amesh, a cute guy she has a crush on but doesn't yet trust. When Amesh learns the secret of invoking djinn, he loses control. He swears he'll call upon only one djinn and make one wish. The plan sounds safe enough. But neither Sara nor Amesh are any match for the monster that that swells before them. It hypnotizes Amesh, compelling him to steal Sara’s flying carpet and leave her stranded on the island. Discovering the carpet has sparked a new path for Sara, one that will lead her to battle creatures even deadlier than djinn. In this fight, Sara can save mankind, herself, or the boy she cares for. Who will she be forced to sacrifice?

About Christoper Pike

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Christopher Pike is the author of more than forty teen thrillers, including the Thirst, Remember Me, and Chain Letter series. Pike currently lives in Santa Barbara, where it is rumored he never leaves his house. But he can be found online at
Published September 13, 2010 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 421 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Fifteen-year-old Sara Sashee Wilcox developed a major crush on Amesh Demir moments before she tried to take a package from him in the lobby of a Turkish hotel.

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The ending is especially odd, with twists and turns that leave the reader bewildered and somewhat disenchanted.The Secret of Ka has its strong points in its incorporation of interesting mythology and a somewhat unusual story line, but unfortunately it never develops these fully enough to make up ...

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Gather Books

Book Review While this book is listed as a young adult book, I would tend to think the younger ones would enjoy this book and classify it as more of a middle grade book.

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Night Owl Teen

Sara is a 15-year-old American girl who visits Turkey in order to spend the summer with her father.

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