Blind girl kidnapped by accident...

Girl, Stolen - April Henry

Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of the car while her stepmom fills a prescription for antibiotics. Before Cheyenne realizes what's happening, the car is being stolen. Griffin hadn't meant to kidnap Cheyenne, but once his dad finds out that Cheyenne's father is the president of a powerful corporation, everything changes -- now there's a reason to keep her. How will Cheyenne survive this nightmare because she's not only sick with pneumonia -- she's blind.

-from the back cover


Meh. Not a bad book, but it could have been better. There are so many details that the author didn't explore, but I guess if she had, the book would have been completely different (and much longer). I would have liked to see how the father and stepmom were dealing with the fact that she left Cheyenne in the unlocked car alone. I mean, seriously, the girl is blind. That seems very dangerous to me. I certainly never let my kids stay in the car alone when they were younger. My 14-year old daughter sometimes stays in the car now, but she keeps the doors locked until I return (and she knows how to set off the alarm if necessary).


By the end of chapter 5, Cheyenne is back at Griffin's house. He is about her age (late teens) and seems to be prone to making bad decisions. He has been abused by his father and was abandoned by his mother. He does seem to have a good heart though.


Not much happens after that until the end of the book (around Chapter 23). After that, things happen rather quickly. I would say the last 50 pages of the book are the best. There are a couple of twists and one sort-of surprise. I won't say what it is, no spoilers here.


Bottom line? It is a very quick read with little action until the last 50 pages. Cheyenne is a smart girl and doesn't give up easy.


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I bought this at our high school book fair. It is definitely more for high school readers. There is no sex, but there is an attempted assault - very little happens, but the intent was there.