1st Place Winner - 2020 IndieReader Discovery Awards
In a dazzling world of living rocks and minerals, a group of hardened tweens must set off on an epic quest and discover what they’re really made of.
Hidden Gems explores a world where the desire to classify and label has torn the society in half, and anyone who doesn't fit the mold is automatically labeled an outcast. Our main characters, each struggling with their own identities, learn to appreciate their uniqueness and grow to understand that they are special for who they are and that they are not as different as they were led to believe.
Join the quest in this exciting action-packed adventure that is sure to please young readers! What begins as a pleasant stroll through a dazzling forest full of exotic rock and mineral creatures, quickly turns dangerous as our young heroes - Gem, Opal, Pyrite, and Obsidian - are forced to fight off ravenous toxic minerals and attempt to escape spear-wielding rock warriors. But will their silly jokes and strong spirits be enough to get passed every earth-shattering obstacle they face?
Pull out your rocks and minerals and follow along as we dive into a world like never before!
Perfect for ages: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and up