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Girl Stolen - April Henry



Publisher: Walker Books Ltd

Girl Stolen

Girl, Stolen
How do you escape when you can't see the way out?

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Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of a car while her mother fills her prescription. Before Cheyenne realizes what has happened, the car is being stolen from the car park. Cheyenne is not only sick with pneumonia - she is also blind. Griffin, the teenage driver, hadn't meant to kidnap her - he was just stealing a car for the gang. But once Griffin's dad finds out that Cheyenne's father is the president of Nike, everything changes - now there's a reason to keep her. Will Cheyenne be able to survive this harrowing ordeal, and escape? And if so, at what price?

Walker Books Ltd


Number of Pages 256


"Be ready to be startled and inspired as the story reaches its climax. Readers will race to the end." --"The Strand Magazine" "The pace is impeccable, becoming rapidly more frantic as Cheyenne realizes her chances for success are dwindling. In addition, the premise itself is powerfully realistic and compelling, with one small incident (Griffin's jumping into a car that had the keys in the ignition) snowballing into a nightmare series of events that will change everyone." --"BCCB" "Henry ("Torched") spins a captivating tale that shifts between Cheyenne's and Griffin's thoughts. Both are well-built, complex characters, trapped in their own ways by life's circumstances, which--paired with a relentlessly fast pace--ensures a tense read."--"Publishers Weekly""" "Readers will be hard-pressed to put this one down before its heart-pounding conclusion."--"School Library Journal""" "Spine-tingling...Reminiscent of Gail Giles' thrillers and tension-filled to the last sentence, "Girl, Stolen" will resonate with readers long after the cover is closed. With a thoughtful and eye-opening look at disabilities, it highlights Cheyenne and Griffin's resourcefulness and resiliency as they save themselves--and possibly each other." --"BookPage""" "Thoroughly exciting." --"Booklist""" "Grabs your attention with the first page you read...Each page holds new questions that are answered in the most unexpected ways." --"VOYA, " 5Q review "Constantly interesting and suspenseful." --"Kirkus Reviews" "Quick-paced tension makes this a great choice for young adults seeking a riveting mystery." --"Eugene Register Guard" "A page-turner" --"The Oregonian""I finished "Girl, Stolen" in a day...It is a very suspenseful book, obviously. What held my interest beyond that was the way the author wrote the victim's character--Cheyenne's blindness was tragic but rather than focus on that, the reader is going to concentrate on her persistence and ability