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CanLit150

Celebrate more than 150 years of Canada with 150 books.

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What We Hide by Marthe Jocelyn

What We Hide (2014)

(From Amazon.ca)

Americans Jenny and her brother Tom are off to England. Tom to university to dodge the Vietnam draft, Jenny to be the new girl at Illington Hall, which the students call Ill Hall. This is Jenny's chance to finally be special and stand out, so when she arrives she tells everybody a lie. But in the small world of Ill Hall, everyone has secrets. Jenny pretends she has a boyfriend. Robbie and Luke pretend they don't. Brenda won't tell what happened with the school doctor. Percy won't tell about his famous dad. Oona lies to everyone. Penelope lies only to herself. Deftly told from multiple points of view in various narrative styles, including letters and movie screenplays, What We Hide is a provocative, honest, often funny and always intriguing look at secrets.

Winner of the Amy Mathers Teen Book Award

Marthe Jocelyn

(From Amazon.ca)

Marthe Jocelyn has written or made pictures for nearly thirty children's books. Her most recent books include the novel Viminy Crowe's Comic Book, the picture book Where Do You Look?, and Sam Sorts which was released February 2017. She was the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work. Her middle grade novel Mable Riley won the inaugural TD Children's Literature Award, and her picture book Hannah's Collections was nominated for a Governor General's Award for Illustration.

Learn more on her website