Kliatt Young Adult Paperback Book Guide

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Told in the first-person, Hiding is painfully introspective. So much is crammed into its pages however, that no event or character (except its narrator's) is explored in any depth. The reader is left unsure whether to sympathize with its supersensitive heroine, or to find her ridiculous. Still, readers who can ignore the strain on their credulity will find a certain appeal in the story, especially if they also at time have felt like retreating from the rat race—and who has not?

C.B.J., in a review of "Hiding," in Kliatt Young Adult Paperback Book Guide, Vol. XII, No. 1, Winter, 1978, p. 9.


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