They were broken up, so why would he even contemplate going into her house, by sneaking in through an open basement window? He couldn’t even give a good reason to himself, let alone a member of her family, or heaven forbid, the police, if he was caught.
But still, after three months of being apart, he finds himself leaving his house one night because, after all, his dad and mom are going through a separation themselves and his dad can’t seem to move off the couch these days. So there is really no reason to hang around the house. His dad probably won’t even notice that he’s gone out for a walk, after midnight. School hasn’t started yet, so it isn’t like he needs his sleep. Still, he doesn’t have a destination when he leaves his own house. Until, suddenly he does. Laura’s house is right there, and he can’t help but remember all the good times they had. So why did she really break up with him?
Maybe the answer can be found in her house. So he sneaks in. And he’s always been really good at hiding in plain sight.
Hiding by Henry Turner is an introspective read, with the book alternating between flashbacks and present day. While there is a twist, this reader guessed it early on and some readers might love the twist, and others, like myself, might just feel annoyed. Still, if you are looking for a psychological what is happening kind of read, this might be the one for you.
Recommended for grades 8 and up.