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Josie and Tasha, both fifteen, are near-neighbours. But when their families let them down, they find themselves unlikely allies in a battle for survival.
Josie is the daughter of an obsessive-compulsive hoarder whose house is no longer safe. Tasha, though materially cared for, feels threatened by her mother's new boyfriend, who her mother chooses over her daughter. They are girls on the margins of adulthood, who find themselves also on the margins of society.
"We stare at each other and in that moment everything between us changes. Tasha with the mum who doesn't protect her and me with the mum in prison, neither of us with a proper home."
Behind Closed Doors explores what teenagers are up against when there is no security at home.
This novel moves at a breathless pace showing the two girls coping in impossible circumstances. Each of them have secrets and are struggling to keep up a public face. Miriam Halahmy successfully uses a light touch with this dark material. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Author, Anne Cassidy.
Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal
Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week
Portsmouth Book Award
Essex Book Award
Southern Schools Award
Hampshire Book Award
Alix lives near the beach on Hayling Island. It is a quiet backwater, far removed from world events. One cold day in winter while they are walking on the beach,Alix and her school mate Samir pull a drowning man out of the freezing sea. He is an illegal immigrant, desperate not to be found and deported. Faced with the most difficult decision of their lives, what will Alix and Samir do and who can they trust?
This new edition of HIDDEN has been published by Troika Books to tie in with the stage adaptation of the novel.The play will tour, Autumn 2018.
Hidden is a gripping story...written with clarity and immediacy...this is a book to counter bigotry.
Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times.
Miriam left me feeling inspired and empowered to stand up for the things I believe in. Everyone should read this book...It's invigorating.
Miriam Halahmy is a truly magnificent author. She makes you think and think.
Phoebe Ridgway, 14 years.
A gripping story focusing on an agonisingly difficult contemporary problem. Tautly written throughout, this fine novel deserves the widest audience.
The pace of the narrative carries the reader through the messages about justice and integrity.