Hide and Seeker

Daka Hermon

fiction childrens horror thriller
adventurous fast-paced

320 pages | first published 2020

One of our most iconic childhood games receives a creepy twist as it becomes the gateway to a nightmare world.

I went up the hill, the hill was muddy, stomped my toe and made it bloody, should I wash it?

Justin knows that something is wrong with his best friend.Zee went missing for a year. And when he came back, he was . . . different. Nobody knows what happened to him. At Zee's welcome home party, Justin and the neighborhood crew play Hide and Seek. But it goes wrong. Very wrong.

One by one, everyone who plays the game disappears, pulled into a world of nightmares come to life. Justin and his friends realize this horrible place is where Zee had been trapped. All they can do now is hide from the Seeker.

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tense 84%
dark 76%
adventurous 69%
emotional 61%
hopeful 61%
mysterious 61%
inspiring 30%
challenging 15%
funny 15%
sad 15%
lighthearted 7%
reflective 7%


fast 76%
medium 23%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 71% | Plot: 28%

Strong character development?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 7%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 8% | No: 8%

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