Friday, 28 January 2011

Girl, Stolen by April Henry

Girl, Stolen
April Henry
Henry Holt and Co.
[September 28, 2010]


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?

This was a good story, fascinating premise, but it was just so...short.

A lot happens in this book. It's full of action and my heart pounded at certain scenes or I'd gasp or whatnot. But the book isn't that long, so it was very BAM BAM BAM lalalaBAM. It just...I dunno. I didn't expect it.

I did love switching back and forth between Cheyenne and Griffin, reading how each of them saw things. Getting their different perspectives on certain events was really cool. They were both really well developed characters, though I wouldn't mind getting to know them more.

This book was also really good at drawing me in. Every chapter ended in just the right spot that I HAD to keep going and could only put the book down if absolutely necessary.

This was just a quick, fast-paced, addicting read. More action than I wanted and no romance, but not a bad read at all. I think I would've loved it more if it was a little longer though.

--Julie

3 comments:

  1. Oooh this sounds really good. Its going straight on my TBR right away.

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  2. cool. everyone's been taking a look at this book lately. seems good

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  3. The friendship between Cheyenne and Griffin is honest and unfeigned, although it seems out of place because of their different roles - one captive and the other the captor. But still, Cheyenne doesn't trust Griffin entirely, despite the fact that he's the only one who's kind towards her. She even tries to knock him unconscious on the day his father and his sidekicks go to get the ransom which they demanded earlier from Cheyenne's father. I don't blame her for this, because this only proves that her survival instincts are functional. I really admire Cheyenne's extraordinary spirit and strength. You would probably think that being blind, she will just give up and surrender. But this tough teenage girl will absolutely prove you wrong. She faces the problem calmly, and even tries to escape without the help of her cane. Her courage and determination to keep herself alive is indeed commendable. I couldn't imagine myself going through everything that Cheyenne has gone through - it was a really scary experience.

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