The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

April Henry

Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

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“Take her out back and finish her off.”

 

She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her.

And that she must run.

 

In her riveting style, April Henry crafts a nail-biting thriller involving murder, identity theft, and biological warfare. Follow Cady and Ty (her accidental savior turned companion), as they race against the clock to stay alive.

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CHAPTER 1
DAY 1, 4:51 P.M.
 
 
I wake up.
But wake up isn’t quite right. That implies sleeping. A bed. A pillow.
I come to.
Instead of a pillow, my right cheek is pressed against something hard, rough, and gritty. A worn wood floor.
My mouth tastes like old pennies. Blood. With my eyes still closed, I gently touch my teeth with my tongue. One of them feels loose. The inside of my mouth is shredded and sore. My head aches and there’s a faint buzzing in one ear.
And something is wrong with my left hand.

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Praise for The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

"The novel only spans a few days, and Henry's airtight plotting and efficient, stylized writing brings tension into each scene. Shrewd characterizations lend additional substance to this adrenaline-inducing read." -- Publishers Weekly

"Suggest this one to fans of Stefan Petrucha’s Split (Walker, 2010) and Matt Whyman’s Icecore (2007) and Goldstrike (2010, both S & S) for a good adrenaline rush with the tiniest hint of romance." -- School Library Journal

"April Henry has it down with her taut mysteries, and The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die is as good as her other works. Suspense and tension build from the first page—in which men are taking Cady out to kill her—to the last, as she uncovers the secrets in this eco-thriller."

- School Library Journal

 

"Older Jack and Jill readers will find themselves unable to put down this book until they reach the stunning conclusion."

- Jack and Mill Magazine

 

"Henry is a dependable best-selling force in both adult and YA worlds, and this book is tailor-made to please her fan base." -- Booklist

 

"Henry (The Night She Disappeared) delivers another speedy, suspenseful mystery, this one reminiscent of Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne books."--Publishers Weekly

 

Praise for The Night She Disappeared:

“The reader must wait with baited breath to see when and if the characters will uncover the truth as the suspense builds to a fever pitch near the end of the book.” —VOYA

“Fans of intense page-turners . . . will love this one.” —School Library Journal

“It’s a riveting story. . . . Each chapter is a surprise, and the tension builds steadily until the inevitable climactic face off.” —Publishers Weekly

 

Praise for Girl, Stolen:

 An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

An ALA Quick Pick for Young Adults

 

“Constantly interesting and suspenseful.” —Kirkus Reviews

 

“Thoroughly exciting.” —Booklist

 

“Readers will be hard-pressed to put this one down before its heart-pounding conclusion.” —School Library Journal

“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 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


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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 novels Girl, Stolen and The Night She Disappeared, and the thriller Face of Betrayal, co-authored with Lis Wiehl. She lives in Oregon.

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Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
June 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805095418
ISBN10: 0805095411
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/8 x 8 inches, 224 pages
Age Range: 14 to 18
Grade Range: 9 to 12
$16.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
6/17/2014
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250044372
ISBN10: 1250044375
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 240 pages
Age Range: 14 to 18
Grade Range: 9 to 12
$9.99

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
June 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9780805099034
ISBN10: 0805099034
Young Adult Fiction224 pages
Age Range: 14 to 18
Grade Range: 9 to 12
$9.99
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