Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Review: Girl Stolen by April Henry

Girl Stolen by April Henry
Publication Date: December 1, 2010
Publisher: Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Source: Author
Pages: 213
Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of the car while her stepmom fills a prescription for antibiotics. Before Cheyenne realizes what's happening, the car is being stolen.
Griffin hadn't meant to kidnap Cheyenne and once he finds out that not only does she have pneumonia, but that she's blind, he really doesn't know what to do. When his 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?
 My Review: Girl Stolen is definitely a quick read being only about 200 pages. Trust me, when you start this you had better devote your time to reading this and not have anything else planned. It was a gripping read and I could not stop myself from devouring it.
   First, the characters. Cheyenne is our main protagonist. She was obviously, blind. I was expecting her to be whiny and wanting pity but no, she wanted pity for her advantage. Cheyenne was a very unique character not just because she was blind but because of her attitude and personality. She didn't let being blind keep her from doing what she wanted. Griffin was also a very good character. He was sweet but wanted to help, I don't want to give away too many details about Griffin as I could basically give away the whole book.
   Next, the plot. So, we follow Cheyenne Wilder, 16 year old girl, not an average girl, a blind girl. When she develops pneumonia, her step mom takes her to the pharmacy to get the medicine she needs. Cheyenne begs to stay in the car but little did she know, getting to stay in the car would result in an accidental kidnapping. 
   Overall I thought this book was definitely a page turning mystery! I loved everything about it and I can't wait to read Henry's other novel that was just released, The Night She Disappeared.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like a great book. I don't really like whiny main characters, so it's a good thing that Cheyenne is a nice character :)


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