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
Junior Library Guild choice : USA
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 was published by Troika Books to tie in with the stage adaptation of the novel.The play toured Autumn 2018.
This is a book about a serious subject which nonetheless preserves a warmth, comic touch and an optimistic approach. The least likely characters turn out to have hidden, empathetic depths, and the end is a resolution as full of hope as possible. It explores important, sobering topics like torture and the events that drive people to travel across the world to seek refuge, without at any point being bleak.
Such an inspirational book about acceptance and standing up for what you
believe in. Thank you for writing a book that not only opens my eyes but also the eyes of my students. A must read!
May 2018, Laurie Schwartz, Teacher, Minnesota
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.
A great story about a very real and current problem. It shows the reader precisely why refugees come here... because there is no alternative.