21. December 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Leslie, Poetry, Teen Books

Hidden by Helen Frost, 147 pages, read by Leslie, on 11/13/2012


When fourteen-year-olds Wren and Darra meet at a Michigan summer camp, both are overwhelmed by memories from six years earlier when Darra’s father stole a car, unaware that Wren was hiding in the back.

This book asks the question I’m sure some people think, what would happen if a child victim ran into someone who may have helped her.  And the person who helped wonders what would have happened if she hadn’t?  Both girls go through a process of denial, dislike, then a final revelation that as children, neither was in charge of what ultimately happened.  A quick read, intense and I enjoyed the different formats the author uses to distinguish the voice of each character throughout the book.

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