Friday, August 6, 2010

YA Thriller



Read Chapter One here

Girl Stolen
by April Henry
Henry Holt and Company, 2010.
213 pages





Girl Stolen is a YA thriller that delivers. It's a real page-turner with a twist. Cheyenne Wilder is having a bad day. She has pneumonia and is waiting in the Escalade for her stepmother to fill a prescription for her. Feeling ill, Cheyenne is resting under a blanket in the back seat when her whole world goes crazy!

Someone gets in the SUV and starts driving. Cheyenne knows it's not her stepmother--she can smell cigarette smoke but her stepmother doesn't smoke. Cheyenne can sense the intruder but can't see him. You see, Cheyenne is not only ill, she is legally blind.

Griffin thought he was stealing a "sweet" ride but gets more than he bargained for. How was he to know there was a sixteen-year old blind girl with pneumonia in the back seat? Now he's not just a car thief--he's a kidnapper. If Roy finds out, Griffin is in real trouble.

Two sixteen-year old kids caught up in a crime gone horribly wrong. Readers will root for Cheyenne--she's spunky, tough, resilient, and smart. Readers will yearn for Griffin to do the right thing. Bestselling author April Henry has another winner on her hands.

Highly recommended for YA collections. Grades 7-high school. This novel is available September 28, 2010.

FTC required disclosure: This book was mailed to me by the author as part of a mail chain. I dedided to review it after reading it. In no way is my review influenced by the Advance Readers Copy furnished by the author. I mailed the book copy to the next reviewer on the list.




Highly recommended for YA collections. Grades 7-high school. This novel is available September 28, 2010.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an awesome book. Going to put it on my list.

    Thanks!

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