The Hiding Place by Trezza Azzopardi

The Hiding Place

Trezza Azzopardi

282 pages first pub 2000 (editions)

fiction historical literary dark emotional medium-paced


This exceptional novel about family, love, and the innocence and terror of childhood was one of the most applauded and auspicious debuts of the last year. Compared by reviewers to Angela's Ashes and Wuthering Heights, The Hiding Place was the only...

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Community Reviews Summary of 87 reviews


dark 100%
sad 100%
emotional 75%
challenging 50%
adventurous 25%
hopeful 25%
mysterious 25%
reflective 25%
tense 25%


medium 50%
slow 25%
fast 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 33% | Character: 33% | Plot: 33%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 50%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

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