The Hidden Summer is a quietly beautiful coming of age story about self-discovery, family, and friendship. After their mothers have a falling out, 13 year old best friends are forbidden from seeing each other all summer. They find a hiding place at a golf course where they can spend their days together in spite of their mothers' restrictions. An elegantly written children's book debut from an award-winning author in the vein of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn." Suitable for middle grade readers and up.
Gin, a native of Montgomery and graduate of LAMP, is not only a critically acclaimed author, she's a passionate advocate for engaging young people in the craft of writing. She'd love to meet your aspiring young author.
"The girls are sympathetic, credible characters, and readers will enjoy their successful execution of a common childhood fantasy..." Publishers Weekly
"A perfect mix of family drama, friendship, and self-awareness, this book is the perfect summer beach read!" Seventeen.com., Best Summer Reads 2013