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Every scar has a story... but Cary Douglas isn't talking. He learned a long time ago that secrets and silence equal survival and he's kept his promise to his family ever since. So when the clean-cut new kid starts paying attention to him at school, it's a problem. Cary is sure he can't afford to care about one more person, but Jon White's persistent kindness is cracking hi ...more
Paperback, 327 pages
Published January 1st 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Brian
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Like Jordan, I found myself being reminded of Flannery O'Connor throughout Hiding. I appreciate the humanity developed in the primary and secondary characters. It tackled difficult subject matters such as self harm, suicidal ideation, and more in a gritty yet realistic way. Often, and particularly in Christian Fiction difficult topics are glossed over or approached in a less than nuanced manner.

It's well written and compelling throughout. I thought Cary's story had very authentic feel, and how J
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David Schwinghamer
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I first read Hiding, it made me angry, it made me want to fight something, to aspire to change the world. Cary's pain made me want to fight the injustice around us and his searching for meaning resonated with my own experiences in prayer. However I most deeply connected with the character of Jon, his struggle to love his enemies while struggling with the apparent hypocrisy of his Christian peers. Runnall's has provided us with a real work of Christian fiction, real in that it's characters a ...more
Kate
Jan 13, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jon's the pastor's kid, and the new kid at school, and when he's paired with outcast Cary for a project he isn't exactly surprised when Cary tries to brush him off. After all, he's been bullied by a kid in his youth group since he got here. But Jon can tell Cary is different. Unwillingly, Cary begins to let Jon into his life, but once he does, it gets harder and harder to hide the abuse he suffers at the hands of his father...

This was such a lovely, if dark at times, story of friendship and find
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Katy
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hands down this book is phenomenal! There are several reasons why I have found Hiding to be a compelling narrative, which is relatable to hurting young people and those who seek to come alongside them. First, during my time working in youth ministry, I encountered many youth who had deep hurts and chasms of pain present just below the surface. I believe many of these youth could relate to a character like Cary because they are walking a similar road. Aspects of their stories are different, but t ...more
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Excellent book. It took me a few chapters to get into it, but I read the last half in one sitting, because I couldn't put it down. ...more
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