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Review: Hidden (+ Reading Rush Wrap-Up)

Hey, everyone! Today I’m bringing you a review for Hidden, written by Helen Frost. This was the third and final book I read for The Reading Rush. Reading this fulfilled the prompt of reading a book in the same spot the whole time.
I’m actually quite pleased with the fact that I managed to read three books throughout the course of the week and earn a total of six badges! I wish that I could have reached 10000 pages but I was really close! I don’t participate in readathons often, but I had a really good time and I’m looking forward to taking part again next year.

See my review for Bad Girls with Perfect Faces by Lynn Weingarten (read a book with five or more words in the title)
See my review for After by Anna Todd (read and watch a book to movie adaptation & read an author’s first book)

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You can view my bookstagram post for the Reading Rush on my page @readingwithdaniella

Without further ado, here’s my review for Hidden! I hope you enjoy!! 😀


Hidden by Helen Frost
Genre:
Middle Grade Young Adult – Poetry/Verse, Contemporary
Pages: 176
Publication Date: May 2011
My Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Read July 2019

Goodreads Synopsis:
When Wren Abbott and Darra Monson are eight years old, Darra’s father steals a minivan. He doesn’t know that Wren is hiding in the back. The hours and days that follow change the lives of both girls. Darra is left with a question that only Wren can answer. Wren has questions, too.
Years later, in a chance encounter at camp, the girls face each other for the first time. They can finally learn the truth—that is, if they’re willing to reveal to each other the stories that they’ve hidden for so long. Told from alternating viewpoints, this novel-in-poems reveals the complexities of memory and the strength of a friendship that can overcome pain.


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Have you read Hidden? Which poetry style did you prefer – Wren’s or Darra’s?
Have you read any of Helen Frost’s other novels?
What’s your favourite book that’s written in verse?

Did any of you participate in the Reading Rush this year? How did you do? Which badges did you earn? What was the best book that you read?
Let’s talk about in the comments down below!

Thanks for joining me today!! I hope to see you all again soon! ❤

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Review: After (After #1)

Good evening!! Yesterday I finished reading After, and oh my goodness, what an experience that was. This book has very polarizing opinions, but I randomly decided to give it a go.  It was certainly something.
This was also the second book that I read for The Reading Rush. It fulfilled the prompt of reading and watching a book to movie adaption and reading an author’s first novel.
On with the review; I hope you enjoy! 😉


After by Anna Todd
Genre: Young Adult / New Adult– Contemporary, Romance
Series: After #1
Pages: 582
Publication Date: October 2014
My Rating: 2 of 5 stars
Read July 2019

Goodreads Synopsis:
Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way.
But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.
But he’s also rude—to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before.
He’ll call her beautiful, then insist he isn’t the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.
Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin’s prejudice about nice girls like her?
Unless…could this be love?

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There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything AFTER… Life will never be the same.


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Have you read After? Did you enjoy it? Have you read the other books in the series? Does it get any better?
Did you watch the movie? I personally found the movie to be better than the book because Hardin was less mean and abusive and Tessa was less annoying. They were also both more mature. What did you think?
Let me know in the comments down below!
Also, if anyone read the original and the published edition, please let me know which characters are which members of One Direction because I’m super curious to know!!

That’s all I’ve got for today! Thanks for joining me and have a great week, everybody!

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