Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Girl, Stolen

Girl, Stolen
By April Henry
Henry Holt, 2010. 213 pgs. Young Adult

Griffin sees the car keys left in the new Escalade and steals the car without thinking about it. Cheyenne, sleeping in the back seat, is horrified to learn she is being kidnapped. Griffin immediately regrets his rash decision to steal the car when he sees Cheyenne, but can’t let her go even when she tells him she is blind and can’t give a description of him to the police. Matters become more complicated when Griffin’s scary father learns Cheyenne is the daughter of the president of Nike and that she has pneumonia. Cheyenne is a strong character and the reader feels sympathy for Griffin and his situation, but overall the story is not as gripping as it could have been.


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