Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Hidden by Miriam Halahmy - ADVISABLE

Halahmy, Miriam Hidden, 218 pages. Holiday House, 2016. $16.95. Language: 10 swears, 0"f";  Mature Content: PG13; Violence: PG13.

Mohammed is found on the beach badly beaten.  Those who find him try to keep him hidden and safe until a proper agency can be found that might help him.

Hidden deals with the social climate of illegal immigrants in England.  An interesting read considering our immigration issues here at home.  I liked how it teaches about the refugee issues, including why people end up leaving their home countries.  The stabbing of Samir and beating of Mohammed made the book more realistic.  The bullying at school was also realistic.  I didn't like how the teenagers openly lied to the police with no consequences.

MS-ADVISABLE.  Reviewer:  KG

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