Hidden

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When Wren Abbott and Darra Monson are eight years old, Darra's father steals a minivan. He doesn't know that Wren is hiding in the back. The hours and days that follow change the lives of both girls. Darra is left with a question that only Wren can answer. Wren has questions, too. 

Years later, in a chance encounter at camp, the girls face each other for the first time. They can finally learn the truth—that is, if they’re willing to reveal to each other the stories ...

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Overview

When Wren Abbott and Darra Monson are eight years old, Darra's father steals a minivan. He doesn't know that Wren is hiding in the back. The hours and days that follow change the lives of both girls. Darra is left with a question that only Wren can answer. Wren has questions, too. 

Years later, in a chance encounter at camp, the girls face each other for the first time. They can finally learn the truth—that is, if they’re willing to reveal to each other the stories that they’ve hidden for so long. Told from alternating viewpoints, this novel-in-poems reveals the complexities of memory and the strength of a friendship that can overcome pain.

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An ALA Notable Children’s Book

An IRA Teacher's Choice

"Many teen readers will identify with Wren and Darra and how events that happened to us when we were younger help shape the person we become." —VOYA

"Beginning with a horrific story of an accidental kidnapping, this poetic novel is impossible to put down. . . . A masterpiece!" —Shirley Mullin, Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore

"Like Frost’s Printz Honor Book, Keesha’s House, this novel in verse stands out through its deliberate use of form to illuminate emotions and cleverly hide secrets in the text." —Booklist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781250056849
  • Publisher: Square Fish
  • Publication date: 1/20/2015
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 973,251
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Helen Frost is the author of several books for young readers, including Diamond Willow, Crossing Stones, The Braid, and Keesha’s House, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book. Helen Frost was born in Brookings, South Dakota, the fifth of ten children. She recalls the summer her family moved from South Dakota to Oregon, traveling in a big trailer and camping in places like the Badlands and Yellowstone. Her father told the family stories before they went to sleep, and Helen would dream about their travels, her family, and their old house. "That’s how I became a writer," she says. "I didn’t know it at the time, but all those things were accumulating somewhere inside me."

As a child, she loved to travel, think, swim, sing, learn, canoe, write, argue, sew, play the piano, play softball, play with dolls, daydream, read, go fishing, and climb trees. Now when she sits down to write, her own experiences become the details of her stories. Helen has lived in South Dakota, Oregon, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, Scotland, Colorado, Alaska, California, and Indiana. She currently lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with her family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    HIDDEN Helen Frost Locked up in a garage, Wren waited for her c

    HIDDEN
    Helen Frost
    Locked up in a garage, Wren waited for her chance to escape. She was past scared. She was terrified. Hidden by Helen Frost is an intense story about an eight-year-old girl named Wren.
    Wren Abbot was a small girl waiting for her mom to come back to the car. When she heard a gunshot she flew to the back of the car. Next thing you know she was in a man’s garage. While she was scared to death she found out that a girl her age named Darra was living in the house. Six years later Wren meets a girl named Darra. Darra remembers Wren and doesn’t want to.
    To me this book was very good and I definitely couldn’t stop reading. It’s very dramatic and full of suspense.
    I am not a huge fan of reading, but even so I enjoyed this book so much. I recommend Hidden to any type of readers especially ones with a love for dramatic books.

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  • Posted December 15, 2011

    Unique, creative mystery--Excellent for 12 year olds!

    My 12 yr old son absolutely loved this book: it remains his current favorite; several of his friends have wanted to buy it now, based on my son's description. The story touches on very dark, scary subject matter but keeps the reader safe--thus it is appropriate for many ages, but particularly starting at 11 yrs old. In addition, the book's structure is uniquely clever (giving the title an additional meaning)--I won't give it away--that I recommend this book for use in school. As an adult, I read the book and couldn't put it down.

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  • Posted June 26, 2011

    A Kidnapping, Poetry, and Summer Camp

    During a morning of thunderstorms, I sat down to read a few pages of a novel by Printz Honor Book Author, Helen Frost. I didn't put down HIDDEN until I had finished. In two distinct poetic voices, the author explores the eternal themes of friendship, forgiveness, and family. Darra and Wren meet in person for the first time at age fourteen, but their story begins six years before that. As layers of emotion are peeled back and strata of truth revealed, the girls (and reader) discover that we never really know what it is like to be in someone else's place. Middle grade, young adult, and adults will all find a treasure here (and be sure to read "Diving Deeper: Notes on Form" at the end).

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