Synopses & Reviews
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.
"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 (Griffins 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 Griffins 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 to adapt. The most controversial part of the story becomes Cheyenne's relationship with Griffin--an unwilling captor to begin with, he finds in Cheyenne everything he lacks in the people around him: someone who is smart and is sympathetic to his situation despite his responsibility for her kidnapping...The biggest mystery is left unanswered, pushing the reader to come to his/her own conclusions - I liked the challenge." --Rebecca Waesch, Joseph-Beth, Cincinnati, OH
A Bank Street College Best Book of the Year
"Sarah's determination to stay alive and escape will resonate with readers, and they will cheer her efforts to overcome her underdog status."
"Sarah's refusal to be a victim will stick with readers."
"Rainfield has written a novel of psychological suspense."
"Rainfield has drawn upon her own experiences to create a powerful and disturbing novel about the abduction and torture of a young woman that recalls recent horrifying news stories. . . . Readers will find Stained almost impossible to read and, at the same time, almost impossible to put down."
—VOYA, 4Q 4P S
Cheyenne, a blind sixteen year-old, is kidnapped and held for ransom; she must outwit her captors to get out alive.
While visiting his father for the summer, fourteen-year-old Kyle finds himself gradually becoming enmeshed in a militias plot to wage war on the federal government.
Kyles summer is shaping up to be just like hed hoped. Hes finally getting to spend two months at his fathers cabin in Michigan, learning how to shoot guns, drive trucks, and be a real man. But he cant help but wonder what's really going on in his dads gun club. He doesnt start getting uneasy until he finds out the gun club is really a militia preparing for war with the federal government. And he doesnt start getting scared until he finds out what the militia is planning to do.
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.
About the Author
Gloria Miklowitz is the author of over 60 fiction and nonfiction books for young readers, some of which have received both national and international awards. Much concerned with contemporary issues that affect young adults today, many of her books deal with such important themes as war, racial injustice, date violence, and militia involvement. Gloria lives in La Cañada, California, and travels frequently for school visits and conventions.