Tuesday, September 28, 2010

review: Girl, Stolen by April Henry

pub date: September 28, 2010
publisher: Henry Holt
pgs: 224
source: ARC from PLA

Girl, Stolen comes out TODAY. I thought it was a wonderful book. I think you should totally go check it out.

blurb (the blurbs from goodreads and amazon have small incorrect details, so here's the one from the back of the book): 
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! Griffin hadn't meant to kidnap Cheyenne; all he planned to do was take the car. 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. How will Cheyenne survive this nightmare? She's not only sick--she's BLIND!

Seven reasons I liked this book (though not in any particular order):

1) The cover is cool. I like how Cheyenne is peaking out between her fingers.

2) It's very suspenceful, but not to the point that I couldn't sleep at night because of the house creaking (I'm wimp when it comes to scary)

3) I learned a lot about what it's like to be blind. I never spent much time thinking about how those who are blind might be treated or how they navigate in a world where most everyone else sees. It was interesting.

4) Griffin's the kidnapper, but he's not just the bad guy. He has depth and character. He had some redeeming qualities.

5) Griffin's dad is rather evil and has no redeeming qualities.

6) Cheyenne is brave and very strong. She's determined to take control of her situation and do everything she can to escape. She doesn't wait around for someone to rescue her.

7) Cheyenne does not suffer from Stockholm Syndrome. Yeah!

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