Monday, August 10, 2015
Review: Girl, Stolen
By April Henry
Genre YA, Suspense
First Sentence Cheyenne heard the car door open.
Cheyenne is the daughter of the owner of a powerful corporation. In a terrible accident she lost her mother and her sight and his been dealing with these losses ever since. Just when she is getting her life back together she gets kidnapped. But Griffin,brought up with less privilege, didn't mean to kidnap Cheyenne but now that his scamming father knows who she is and what she's worth things are about to get tricky.
What it has going for it
It feels like I have been wanting to read this book forever. I can't even remember the first time I saw it but I just had to read it. I love kidnapping stories with not so bad guys and throw in the fact that the MC is blind?Oh, yeah! I had to read it. I finally got my hands on it and dove right in...
...and was highly disappointed. Very few things in this book were believable. First of all Cheyenne has pneumonia but hardly acted sick. I've had pneumonia three times in my life and, let me tell you, you're hardly conscious let alone capable of conversation and escape planning. The whole thing felt juvenile; the characters, the plot, everything! Then there was the cliche characters with cliche names to go along with them. I mean, come on, Jimbo and TJ? Obviously the thugs, right? Ugh!
Yea or Nay?
Save yourself the mind numbing disappointment and skip this one.