Title: Girl, Stolen
Author: April Henry
Recommended for: Grades 7 – 10
Pages: 213 pages
Call Number/Link: TEEN FICTION HENRY, A.
Synopsis: 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?
I liked this book because it has a fast pace, likable characters, strong female character and it’s interesting. The author does an alternating first person point of view for each chapter. You are able to see how Cheyenne and Griffin are feeling about the situation. The whole time you are wondering what is going to happen to Cheyenne and what role is Griffin going to play? Cheyenne is blind so she has to use her other senses to help her throughout this ordeal. Griffin on the other hand has an internal fight about how to handle this situation that he has gotten himself in.