Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Girl, Stolen by April Henry

From the back cover: "Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of the car while her stepmom fills her prescription. Before Cheyenne realizes what's happening, someone is stealing the car - with her inside! Griffen hadn't meant to kidnap Cheyenne; all he planned to do was take the car. But once Griffen's dad finds out that Cheyenne's father is the president of a powerful corporation, everything changes - now there's a reason to keep her. How will Cheyenne survive this nightmare? She's not only sick - she's BLIND!"

This book is very good for young adults. I was expecting the book to start out with some back story on Cheyenne and her family but it jumps right into the action. Cheyenne is blind and sick with pneumonia. She is in her step-mom's car waiting on her to fill her prescription. Meanwhile the car is stolen with Cheyenne in it. I was surprised at how much fight Cheyenne had in her. She doesn't back down from anyone. The book follows her through her captivity while giving you glimpses of her life before she was blind and what caused it. We also learn more about her abductor Griffen (who didn't mean to kidnap her at all). Through the story we come to feel sorry for Griffen and he and Cheyenne form a kind of friendship. Cheyenne being blind put an interesting twist on the story which I enjoyed. Overall a good read!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Macmillan Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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