This gripping and chillingly realistic novel from New York Times bestselling author Sharon Draper shows that all it takes is one bad decision for everything to change.Diamond knows not to get into a car with a stranger. But what if the stranger is well-dressed and handsome? On his way to meet his... show more
This gripping and chillingly realistic novel from New York Times bestselling author Sharon Draper shows that all it takes is one bad decision for everything to change.Diamond knows not to get into a car with a stranger. But what if the stranger is well-dressed and handsome? On his way to meet his wife and daughter? And casting a movie that very night—a movie in need of a star dancer? What then? Then Diamond might make the wrong decision. It’s a nightmare come true: Diamond Landers has been kidnapped. She was at the mall with a friend, alone for only a few brief minutes—and now she’s being held captive, forced to endure horrors beyond what she ever could have dreamed, while her family and friends experience their own torments and wait desperately for any bit of news. From New York Times bestselling author Sharon Draper, this is a riveting exploration of power: how quickly we can lose it—and how we can take it back.
Publish date: March 12th 2013
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, African American
, High School
What a boring story about a kidnapped girl. In fact, I found it easy to forget that anyone was kidnapped in the first place. I would have much preferred this one if the author scratched the kidnapping story and focused on the town and side characters - which it did, with them occasionally worrying a...
For a book about a girl who is kidnapped and forced into pornography, this book just wasn't as SCARY as I expected it to be.Perhaps this is because Draper treats the details of exactly what happens during Diamond's confinement so sensitively, which I can understand in a YA book, but it also deflated...
Read the review at: Panic
Via http://onlectus.blogspot.com/2013/05/panic-by-sharon-m-draper.html Panic was a nice read that didn’t focus just on Diamond' story. We have Diamond, who is kidnapped; Justin, in love with a girl how has a boyfriend; Layla, abused (or kind of) by her boyfriend; and Mercedes, who’s problem I forgot...
Interesting. Interweaving stories. Full review to come.