Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Review: Girl Stolen by April Henry

Girl Stolen by April Henry
Published by Walker


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?


***

if you liked Lucy Christopher's Stolen you'll really enjoy this book.

I really loved the main character in this book. I loved getting inside her head and seeing the way in which she viewed the world and her situation.

The thing I really took from this book is how resourceful and independent Cheyenne is throughout it. You really get an insight of the way in which people who are blind adapt to deal with their situation and also the way in which they are treated by other people. There are a few instances where she reminds the other characters that she is only blind not stupid or deaf.

In a strange way I really loved Griffin, the boy who kidnaps Cheyenne. You can see that actually he is a victim himself due to the circumstances in which he is forced to live. I loved seeing how the relationship between the two of them develops as the book progresses and seeing the way in which he changes his views on the only world he has lived in dramatically.

The story itself is brilliantly pacy meaning you want to keep reading more and more to find out what happens next and you never get to the point where you have time to be bored.

The end of the book is both perfect and frustrating leaving it open to the reader to decide what happens next

All in all a satisfying little read that I really enjoyed.

2 comments:

Jesse Owen said...

Ooh! This sounds really good - I was hooked by the description but now I need to add it to the wish list :)

Bookworm1858 said...

I really liked Griffin too; even though what he did was wrong, he was redeemable and acted to correct the wrong. Cheyenne was also a great character-loved how she didn't freeze up but did her best in the circumstances.