Alix has never even given a thought to asylum seekers, she has enough problems of her own. Then one day on the beach Alix and Samir pull a drowning man out of the incoming tide. Mohammed has been tortured by rebels in Iraq for helping the allied forces and has spent all his money to escape. However, hiding an injured immigrant is fraught with difficulties. Faced with the biggest moral dilemma of her life, what will Alix do, and who can she trust? A literary, coming-of-age novel, dealing with courage, prejudice, human rights, judgement and the difficulty of sorting right from wrong in our complex world. Nominated for the 2012 CILIP Carnegie Medal.
This is Book 1 in the Hayling Island Cycle Series. See all Hayling Island Cycle books here.
Miriam Halahmy writes novels, short stories and poetry. Hidden (2011) was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and was Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week. A stage adaptation toured the UK in 2017. Her other books include Illegal, Stuffed and The Emergency Zoo. Behind Closed Doors was published in US by Holiday House in 2017. Miriam is a member of the Socie...More about Miriam Halahmy