The Van Gogh Deception

Book Name

The Van Gogh Deception


Deron R. Hicks

Book Description

Waking up in the middle of a huge museum can be scary. Not knowing who you are, where you’re from, or who your parents are can be even scarier. When a young boy is found lost in a big art museum in the middle of the National Art Gallery, he tells the police that he has no idea who he is or what he’s doing at the museum. So he’s given to a foster family until the police can find his family and find out why he’s suffering from amnesia. But the boy isn’t safe yet. As the days go on, he discovers he’s set deep inside a plot that could disruption to the entire art society; and it’s up to him to stop it from happening.

Age Rating


This book is appropriate for kids aged 11 and above to read, as even though there is violence in the book, it is not bloody or gory. It is a high-paced adventure book and is informational as well, as it has a lot of information about old paintings and artists.

Good Messages


There are a few good messages in this book, such as the importance of quick thinking and friendship, but there isn’t that much other than those.



There is a pretty good amount of violence in this book. There is gun and tranquilizer dart usage, and car crashes. There is also kidnapping, and injuries caused to the kidnappers. However, none of this violence is described in gory and deep detail.



There is no usage of bad words in this book.



There is no romance in this book, just a friendship that develops between a boy and a girl and they work together to escape the clutches of their kidnappers.

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