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Hidden by Helen Frost
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bookshelves: novel-in-verse

You are 8 years old, waiting in the car while your mom is inside at the gas station. You suddenly hear a gun shot, the car door opens, and a voice yells for the car to turn on. But its a deep, angry voice. It definitely does not belong to your mom. You hide in the backseat, and the stranger drives away to what must be their house, unaware that you are hiding in the backseat. Finally, the stranger goes inside of the house and you are left alone, trapped in the garage. That night, there's only one story on the news. The story of a missing girl, Wren Abbott. And a stolen car. You are Wren Abbott. And you don't know how to escape, to stay safe from the abusive man who stole you, West Monson. You do know that only one person knows you are there- West's 8 year old daughter, Darra. 6 years later, Darra shows up at your favorite summer camp, and both of you are equally confused, awkward, and scared.
Helen Frost's Hidden is a fantastic book. It is written in captivating verse, and divided into three parts: Wren's account of the tragedy, Darra's account of the aftereffects, and both Wren and Darra's account of camp together. This book is very unique, and has a brilliant storyline. I read it within 2-3 hours, and wish there was a sequel (a bit of a cliff-hanger!). Hidden tells a story of family, forgiveness, and unexpected friendship. I would recommend this book to girls or boys, 12+ only because the plot is quite complex. This book made me a huge fan of Helen Frost!
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January 1, 2013 – Finished Reading
January 13, 2013 – Shelved
January 13, 2013 – Shelved as: novel-in-verse

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Dejia We are reading this book in English it's awesome

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