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Talking To Strangers
by Anne Cassidy
Caroline, aged 10, is missing and was last seen climbing into a black car with a stranger. Maggie consequently sees menace everywhere. Her new neighbour is very suspicious - he's got a black car, and she saw him bury a child's belongings.
Paperback, 177 pages
Published September 4th 2006 by Scholastic,
(first published 1994)
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It was a good book, i guess with it's subject matter it was bound to be a bit depressing but it kept me engaged, i also think that although the book was short it was a good short if you catch my meaning, it got to the points that people wanted to read and gave a good solid ending.
Young Caroline disappears from her housing estate one afternoon, causing panic within the community. Maggie is the last person to have seen her alive, climbing into a dark car. Left to spend the summer alone whilst her best friend abroad, Maggie attempts to investigate the abduction with the help of a local boy, and quickly becomes suspicious of her new, mysterious neighbour. I found Maggie’s emerging memories of her own previous brush with a predator (the subtly creepy Material Man) to be more ...more
This book was alright I suppose. It kept me pulled in but it is a boring idea that has been used and reused many times. Something big has happened and the main character investigates who did it and why. Had a good plot twist but the author made it quite obvious to me that something like that was going to happen. Not a great book but good for a quick read
A somewhat memorable read about a girl that's abducted and the struggle her family and friends go through. Very similar, however, to other books written about this same topic in that if you read 3 or more and go back to them in a few years, you will most likely mix up facts.
Mar 20, 2008 Vanessa E rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Advanced readers from the age of 12+
Recommended to Vanessa E by: A class mate of mine said that anne cassidy is a good author.
This book is a powerfully written, intriguing crime novel. It's about a little girl called Caroline Mitchell who was spotted climbing into a car of a man, no one seems to know, she has been missing ever since.