Girl, Stolen by April Henry

Sep 28, 2010
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Pub. Date: September 28, 2010
ISBN: 0805090053
Pages: 224 pages
Source: Publisher
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? 
I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up this book. The cover was interesting and the summary seemed different than anything I had read.

The story starts with Griffin stealing the car and Cheyenne in it. There is no waiting for the big event to happen, it opens the story. I felt good about the first few chapters because it seemed to be moving right along. Once they get to their "destination" though I found myself skipping pages and skimming others. The story quickly lost my interest and never got it back.

All of the characters were very bland. I didn't feel connected to any of them and rarely felt any sympathy or compassion for them. Cheyenne was the most interesting though. She was smart and manipulative. Even so, she wasn't a very well developed character.

Overall this book was (excuse my lack of words) bland. 
Rating: 2.5 stars / 5 stars


  1. I have to admit that I was vaguely intrigued by this novel, but not enough for me to pick the book up at the library. I didn't think it would appeal to me, really. I doubt I'll be picking this one up. x=

    Thanks for the very honest review.

  2. That's too bad, I think I might have this one coming to me on tour. Hopefully I enjoy it more then you did.
    Thanks for being honest though!

  3. Oh man, bland characters are no good! Man, I had such high hopes for this one but if you didn't like it, I wonder if I would. We'll see, I'll still give it a go. Thanks for the review though. =)

  4. I'm glad I read this-I was considering this one but I usually go by recommendations. I get bored very easily if a book doesn't hold my attention, so I think I'll pass on this one and read your other reviews. sammiejanL40 at aol dot com


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