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Girl, Stolenby April Henry
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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 Cheyennes 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?
"While waiting in the car for her stepmother, 16-year-old Cheyenne is accidentally kidnapped by Griffin, a hard-edged teenager who steals the family's Escalade. She is blind, and while this makes her less of a concern for Griffin, his father, and their crew of thugs (who steal cars, replace the VIN numbers, and resell them), an escape is all but impossible ('She no longer knew anything about the world. All she knew about was herself. Her world had shrunk to the edges of her skin'). Cheyenne's disability grants her unexpected strengths; she learns to use her blindness and a case of pneumonia to her advantage, manipulating Griffin into sympathizing with her. When the men discover that Cheyenne's father is the president of Nike, they begin negotiating a ransom, but the question remains: can she trust Griffin to let her go? 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. Ages 12 — up. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"This can't-put-it-down crime thriller unfolds through the viewpoints of both victim and criminal....Constantly interesting and suspenseful." Kirkus Reviews
"The novel is a nail-biter with an unforgettable protagonist....Readers will be hard-pressed to put this one down before its heart-pounding conclusion." School Library Journal
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! 224 pp.
Cheyenne, a blind sixteen year-old, is kidnapped and held for ransom; she must outwit her captors to get out alive.
An intensely powerful account of a teen, bullied for her port-wine stain, who must summon her personal strength to survive abduction and horrific abuse at the hands of a deranged killer.
Sixteen-year-old Sarah Meadows longs for "normal." Born with a port wine stain covering half her face, all her life shes been plagued by stares, giggles, bullying, and disgust. But when shes abducted on the way home from school, Sarah is forced to uncover the courage she never knew she had, become a hero rather than a victim, and learn to look beyond her face to find the beauty and strength she has inside. Its that—or succumb to a killer.
Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of a car while her mom fills her prescription for antibiotics. Before Cheyenne realizes whats happening, their car is being stolen. Griffin hadnt meant to kidnap Cheyenne, but once his dad finds out that Cheyennes father is the president of a powerful corporation, everything changes—now theres a reason to keep her. How will Cheyenne survive this nightmare? Because shes not only sick with pneumonia—shes also blind.
About the Author
April Henry is the author of many acclaimed mysteries for adults and young adults. Her novel Face of Betrayal, which she co-wrote with Lis Wiehl, was a New York Times bestseller. She lives in Oregon.
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