Girl, Stolen (Christy Ottaviano Books)
Sixteen year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of a car while her mom fills her prescription at the pharmacy. Before Cheyenne realizes what's happening, their car is being stolen--with her inside! Griffin hadn’t meant to kidnap Cheyenne, all he needed to do was steal a car for the... show more
Sixteen year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of a car while her mom fills her prescription at the pharmacy. Before Cheyenne realizes what's happening, their car is being stolen--with her inside! Griffin hadn’t meant to kidnap Cheyenne, all he needed to do was steal a car for the others. But once Griffin'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. What Griffin doesn’t know is that Cheyenne is not only sick with pneumonia, she is blind. How will Cheyenne survive this nightmare, and if she does, at what price?
Publish date: 2010-09-28
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
I'm not normally a thriller-lover - I find them a little too cliched or the pacing is off - either too fast or too slow, and finding something in between can be difficult. But I did enjoy April Henry's The Night She Disappeared when I read it last year, and Girl, Stolen sounded interesting - after a...
A strong, compelling read. Henry's prose is clean and uncluttered -- she has faith in her story and she just plain tells it. We learn on page 3 that the main character is blind. We also learn that she's being kidnapped in a car-theft gone bad. I was *very* skeptical when I realized this was the prem...
I needed a book to finish my 2012 Contemporary Challenge and I saw this one sitting on my self so I picked it up. I wasn't sure what to expect really. I didn't know if I would feel bad for Cheyenne, how helpless she may be, if I would be angry at the kidnappers. I just jumped in with both feet and I...
I was told by one of my 6th grade students that this was a good book and that I should read it so I did. The cover was intriguing and that was how it got off the shelf in the first place and also, who would steal a car with a teenage child in the back. While reading, I really thought that Cheyenne d...
This was a good young adult read. Although it was a crime against a teenager, Ms. Henry kept the book very clean. It was well written and contained little actual "crime", no really bad language, no sex..just a well written book.