Girl, Stolen

April Henry

Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

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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 Cheyenne’s 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?

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1A Thousand Things Wrong
Cheyenne heard the car door open. She didn’t move from where she lay curled on the backseat, her head resting on her bent arm. Despite the blanket that covered her, Cheyenne was shivering.
She had begged her stepmom to leave the keys in the car so she could turn on the heat if she got cold. After some back-and-forthing, Danielle had agreed. That had only been five minutes ago, and here she was, already back. Maybe the doctor had phoned in the prescription and Danielle hadn’t had to wait for it to be filled.

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"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 (Griffin’s 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 Griffin’s 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


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April Henry

April Henry is the New York Times bestselling author of many acclaimed mysteries for adults and young adults, including the YA novel The Night She Disappeared and the thriller Face of Betrayal, co-authored with Lis Wiehl. She lives in Oregon.

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Girl, Stolen
April Henry

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American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, American Library Association Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults, Iowa Teen Award Master List, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award Maser List, Missouri Truman Readers Award Master List, Nebraska Golden Sower Award Master List, NH Isinglass Award ML, Oklahoma Sequoyah Young Adult Book Award Master List, Oregon Book Award - Finalist, South Dakota YARP, St. Louis Battle of the Books ML

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Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
September 2010
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805090055
ISBN10: 0805090053
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/8 x 8 inches, 224 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up Information for Librarians

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Lexile: HL700LL
AR Quiz Number: 141064
AR Points: 7

$17.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
March 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312674755
ISBN10: 0312674759
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8.25 inches, 240 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up Information for Librarians

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Lexile: HL700LL

$9.99

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
September 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429950039
ISBN10: 142995003X
Young Adult Fiction224 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up Information for Librarians

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Lexile: HL700LL

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