Hidden

Hidden

by Miriam Halahmy

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Overview

What if someone's future was entirely in your hands?

For fourteen-year-old Alix, life on Hayling Island off the coast of England seems insulated from problems such as war, terrorism and refugees. But then, one day at the beach, Alix and her friend Samir pull a drowning man out of the incoming tide.

Mohammed, an illegal immigrant and student, has been tortured by rebels in Iraq for helping the allied forces and has spent all his money to escape. Desperate not to be deported, Mohammed's destiny now lies in Alix's hands, and she is faced with the biggest moral dilemma of her life. Should she notify the authorities or try to protect Mohammed? How can she keep him safe?

Exciting and thought-provoking, this novel provides a compelling, personal look at a contemporary issue, inspired by true stories and informed by the author's work with refugees and asylum seekers.

Nominated for the Carnegie Medal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823437238
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 09/15/2016
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 777 KB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Miriam Halahmy lives in London where she is a poet, special needs educator and novelist. She has worked with refugees in schools as well as in workshops she led for PEN and the Medical Foundation for the Victims of Torture. Published in England to wide acclaim, Hidden was nominated for the Carnegie Medal. The novel was inspired by stories she heard from members of the Iraqi family into which she married.

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