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Captives

Captives

Tom Pow

Roaring Brook Press

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In Tom Pow's Captives, Martin and his family are enjoying a sun-filled vacation on a beautiful Caribbean island--until they are stopped at gunpoint, blindfolded, and bundled into a truck that heads for the dense forest of the island's interior. Pushed to their physical and emotional limits as they are forced deeper into the wild terrain, the hostages come to understand something of the harsh political backdrop of life on sunny Santa Clara, and the events that have shaped the lives of their captors and fueled their actions.

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“Complex yet accessible, this intriguing adventure story offers unexpected depth. ... Pow tells a fascinating tale, perfectly nails the perspective of a teenager, provides just enough background information about the island to pique readers' interest and pulls off an unlikely amalgam of politics, adventure, family drama and love story. Unique and rewarding.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

About the author

Tom Pow

Tom Pow is the author of four books of poetry, three radio plays, a travel book about Peru, three picture books, and several novels for young adults, including Scabbit Isle and The Pack, the latter published by Roaring Brook Press in Spring 2006. He lives in Dumfries, Scotland.

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