Thursday, August 26, 2010

Girl Stolen by April Henry

Publisher:  Henry Holt and Company, September 28, 2010
Pages:  224
Source:  I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for a review
Genre:  Young Adult, Mystery, realistic fiction

Cheyenne Wilder is sick with pneumonia.  Asleep in the back of her step-mom's car she is awakened when the door is slammed.  She knows it is not her step-mom.  She had run into the pharmacy to pick up Cheyenne's Medicine.  Now she is the victim of a car-jacking.  To make things more terrifying, she is blind.
Griffin is looking for easy things to steal.  It is just luck when he sees the keys to the car in the ignition.  He jumps in and takes off.  Imagine his surprise to find a girl in the back seat.  Not sure what to do he takes the car to his dad's chop shop sure his dad can help him figure it out.  What Griffin wasn't counting on was his father's decision to hold Cheyenne for ransom.
Both of these characters were believable and had the ability to make you feel sorry for them in the situation they are in.  I loved this book and  just couldn't put it down.  I am sure my students will love this book.

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