Book by Helen Frost, Book Report by Maegan Norton
About My Book
My book, Hidden, is about an 8 year old girl, Wren, and an 8 year old girl, Darra. When Wren is kidnapped by Darra's dad, both girls' lives change. The twist is that Darra's dad didn't know that he kidnapped Wren. Darra helped Wren escape by taking her to the corner of her street and leaving her there. After that everything changed...
Later in their lives, when they are 14, they meet up again at a camp called Camp Oakwood. Wren was glad to come, but Darra wasn't. Darra was forced to come by her mom because her dad was in jail because he kidnapped Wren. Also, Darra's grandma had been there and wanted Darra to go.
When both girls learn how to play drown last, they get into a big fight. In that fight they tried to drown each other, and they hurt each other on accident. Later, they figure out they both did it for a reason, and Wren doesn't want Darra to go because Darra said she would leave if she didn't like it there, but she makes the decision to stay. They had a tradition to have rocks for everybody to write a complement on a rock they picked out. First they picked out rocks for each other. Then they passed their rock around the circle around the campfire. After everybody wrote on Darra's she felt special and not left out anymore.
Throughout this whole book Darra and Wren are trying not to talk to each other.
This garage reminds me of Darra's garage where Wren hid from Darra's family and eventually escaped.
This dog reminds me of Darra's guard dog because the book said he was mean. He jumped out at Wren when she tried to escape, so the dog took her shoe. This dog looks like it would jump out and take someones' shoe.
Darra's guard dog took one of Wren's slippers when she tried to escape. This looks like the slipper that Wren lost.
This looks like Sammy, Darra's only friend, who was 8. When Sammy was taking his swimming test, Sammy was scared because you have to jump off of a dock. Sammy is scared of heights. He gave up. Darra helped him get over his fears. After that, Sammy jumped off and had no fear anymore. He just clings onto Darra for the rest of the camp time.
This cabin is connected to Hidden because of Darra's reaction to the filthy cabins and her terrible pillow that she had to sleep on for the whole time she was in Camp Oakwood.