What We Hide

What We Hide

by Marthe Jocelyn

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Overview

An engrossing novel-in-stories that paints a tapestry of secrets and lies: why we keep them, why we tell them, and what happens next.
 
Americans Jenny and her brother, Tom, are off to England: Tom to university, to dodge the Vietnam draft, Jenny to be the new girl at a boarding school, Illington Hall. This is Jenny's chance to finally stand out, so accidentally, on purpose, she tells a lie.
 
In the small world of Ill Hall, everyone has something to hide. Jenny pretends she has a boyfriend. Robbie and Luke both pretend they don't. Brenda won't tell what happened with the school doctor. Nico wants to keep his mother's memoir a secret. Percy is hush-hush about his famous dad. Oona lies to everyone. Penelope lies only to herself.
 
Deftly told from multiple points of view in various narrative styles, including letters and movie screenplays, What We Hide is provocative, honest, often funny, and always intriguing.
 
“Poignant and often witty.” Kirkus Reviews
 
“An evocative representation of the tumultuous ’60s.”Publishers Weekly
 
“Juicy, fast-paced.” SLJ
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375894657
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 04/08/2014
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

MARTHE JOCELYN is the author of several award-winning novels, and has also written and illustrated picture books. Her novels for Wendy Lamb Books include Folly, Would You, and How It Happened in Peach Hill. She lives in Stratford, Ontario.

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What We Hide 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What we hide takes the various narrative perspectives and intertwies them beautifully into one great story about growing up, finding love, and taking charge of your own identity. Set in the late 1960s this novel also does great job of setting the scene for all of the events tp have taken place in. Highly recommend!