Thursday, June 09, 2011

Girl, Stolen

Still no baby.

Girl, Stolen (Christy Ottaviano Books)Girl, Stolen April Henry

Cheyenne is asleep in the backseat of the car when it's stolen. When Griffin realizes that he's kidnapped a girl as well as stolen a car, he brings the girl home to his criminal father and ring of seedy illegal chop-shop workers.

The twists are these-- Cheyenne's father is the president of Nike. She's also blind.

It's a pretty fast-paced action-driven novel (as I'm sure you can imagine.) What I really liked is that it's told in alternating chapters by both Cheyenne and Griffin. I also liked how their back stories are woven in.

I like the look we get into Cheyenne's sightless world. She wasn't born blind, so she knows what sight is like, which helps explain things to the sighted reader.

I know a lot of people found the ending a bit unbelievable. I think I might have too, if I hadn't heard so many people complain about it. Because I was already wary of it, it was much more believable than I thought it was going to be, so I totally bought it. (Does that make sense?)

I also like the ambitiousness of the very, very end.

Sorry to be a bit vague, but I don't want to spoil it!

Book Provided by... my local library

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am ordering this book right NOW. It sounds terrific and I will keep my expectations of believeability low. :)
Thanks, Amy