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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), May 10, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
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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 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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Recommended if you enjoy this style of storytelling. - Goodreads
Helen Frost is a clever writer. - Goodreads
This is a testament to Frost's writing talent. - Goodreads
The premise is believeable and riviting. - Goodreads
But the premise of this one really intrigued me. - Goodreads

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Award-winning author Helen Frost has created a well-crafted, thought-provoking novel written entirely in verse. It is fast-paced and sure to capture the reader's full attention through the use of ... Read full review

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Hidden is a fascinating story, written in verse, about an accidental kidnapping and the fallout that happens over a period of years. I have created a book trailer that middle school librarians may ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Helen Frost is the author of several books for young people, including Diamond Willow, Crossing Stones, The Braid, and Keesha’s House, selected an Honor Book for the Michael L. Printz Award. 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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