Monday, January 30, 2012

Girl, Stolen by April Henry

Ok, if you want to read a book you can't put down, read Girl, Stolen. I read this book in two sittings and only to stopped for a break when my husband insisted he was hungry and we needed to eat.                                                                                          Cheynne Wilder is sixteen-years-old and blind. She is also very sick with pneumonia. On the way back from the doctor's, her mother stopped to pick up a perscription for her. While Cheyenne was sleeping in the back seat her mother's car was stolen-with Cheyenne in it!                                                                                               Although Griffen, her kidnapper, only wanted to steal a car and was shocked to see a person in the back seat, he doesn't let her go. Griffen brings Cheyenne to his father's house deep in the woods and things go from bad to worse.                                                                              How can Cheyenne escape if she can't see? And when Griffen's father discovers Cheyenne is the daughter of the president of Nike his plans for a ransom seem to put Cheyenne even more at risk. This was really a book that I couldn't put down. I was really frightened for Cheyenne and amazingly, felt empathy for Griffen her initial kidnapper. If you want to read a fairly short book that will keep your interest from page one, read Girl, Stolen!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kelly, thanks for your recommendation- I'll definitely check it out. Girl, Stolen is a little intense for some middle schoolers.