Monday, February 28, 2011

Girl, Stolen by April Henry

Girl, Stolen by April Henry was a very good novel about a kidnapping of a young girl. Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder was diagnosed with pneumonia and left in the car with the keys while her stepmom went to fill her prescription for antibiotics. While waiting in the car, a stranger suddenly jumps in and begins speeding away, not realizing there is a sickly being in the backseat. Cheyenne has no idea what’s going on because not only is she disoriented by the change of events—she’s blind.

Cheyenne wasn’t ever meant to be kidnapped-they just wanted the new car. But when the four kidnappers find out Cheyenne’s dad is the president of Nike, they find a new reason to keep Cheyenne. One of the accidental kidnappers, Griffin, is actually kind to Cheyenne and protects her from the wrath of the other three kidnappers. Cheyenne’s kidnappers realize they could get big money for holding Cheyenne. But when a trade is made for money in exchange for Cheyenne, Griffin overhears the others discussing taking the money and simply killing Cheyenne off. Griffin then tells Cheyenne of this, proving his loyalty towards her. Cheyenne decides it’s time to get out of here herself. All odds are against her, so will Cheyenne make it home alive?

Girl, stolen was a quick, easy read that was hard to put down. I recommend it to young teens that enjoy a bit of drama.

~Morgan, Teen Book Reviewer

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