Girl, Stolen by April Henry

Genre:  Realistic Fiction

# of Pages:  213

RAC Book:  Yes

Cheyenne is a sixteen-year-old girl who has pneumonia.  When her stepmom runs into the pharmacy to get Cheyenne’s prescription a teenage boy jumps in the car and steals it, without knowing that Cheyenne is lying in the back seat.  Once he discovers her he also learns that she is blind.  Unsure of how to handle this situation, he goes home hoping his father can help.  Unfortunately, his father merely sees this as an opportunity to collect a ransom.  As the ransom plan moves forward Cheyenne starts to fear they have no intention of keeping her alive.  Can she manage to escape a place she has never seen before using her four remaining senses?

The fact that Cheyenne is blind lends a unique twist to a fairly common storyline.  She is a complex and interesting character that the reader naturally roots for.  Griffin, the boy who inadvertently kidnaps her, is struggling with a terrible home life and the apparent abandonment by his mother.  The two together grow quite a bit throughout the ordeal and end up finding courage they never thought they had.  Fans of Carolin B. Cooney’s novels will enjoy this one as well.

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3 Responses to “Girl, Stolen by April Henry”


  1. 1 April February 6, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Hey, a belated thanks for the shout out! I just turned in my next YA. It’s called The Night She Disappeared and it’s about a pizza delivery girl who is kidnapped and presumed dead. Then two of her coworkers band together to find out what really happened to her.

    April

  2. 3 Shannon December 19, 2011 at 12:47 am

    reading this book right now and its really good!


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