Author: Miriam Halahmy
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Meadowside Children's
Genre(s): Young Adult (Contemporary)
Challenges: A-Z Title, SARC
I randomly picked "Hidden" from the library, and I'm just glad to say that it didn't disappoint. Hidden is a great "coming of age" novel, and definitely a novel that needs to be read by everyone. What I liked in this book is that it was different than others. I loved the message it conveyed to the readers. How all people should be treated equally, despite religion, or nationality. There are many racist people out there, and I'm glad to know that many people are against it.
I liked the flow the story had. The characters were all very well described. Alix, the main protagonist, is really cool. She didn't judge Samir for who he was, or where he was from, unlike her other classmates. Samir, was very well described as well. He felt real. The bombings, and how his family suffered, and how it was very heart-breaking to leave your country, it was all very well illustrated. The story never got boring. It was all interesting, and just kept you turning from one page to the other. It was fun, interesting, and had a really good plot! Definitely a book you should pick up, if you like realistic fiction!
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