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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group


A Novel

Helen Frost

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)


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.

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award, Illinois Rebecca Caudill YR Choice Award, Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List, Maine Student Book Award Master List, MO MASL’s Readers Awards - MASTER LIST, Louisiana YR Choice Book Award, New York Charlotte Award Master List, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice A. ML, IRA Teachers' Choices, IN Eugene & Marilyn Glick IN Authors, Virginia Readers' Choice, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award ML, ALA Notable Children's Books, Kansas William Allen White Award, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award ML

Praise for Hidden

“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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