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Blindfolded. Alone. No idea where you are or what will happen next. The only thing you know is that you've been kidnapped. And it's up to you to escape. Are you brave enough?
Paperback, 72 pages
Published May 2006 by Barrington Stoke
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Kieran Curtin
Mar 23, 2014 Kieran Curtin rated it really liked it
A girl who is feeling unloved by her distant single parent father is abducted while walking home from school.

I enjoyed the illustrations throughout this edition, which portrayed various scenarios based on the books' content, but with the addition of thought bubbles, showing what the characters were actually thinking at the time. The actual story involves practical army tricks to use if children ever find themselves abducted. A major theme of the book, apart from kidnapping,is trouble at home, an
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Sharmin Ahmed
Oct 18, 2013 Sharmin Ahmed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Immediately into the story the main character gets kidnapped. And although Angela has a weak relationship with her father because of his depression after her mother’s death; it is the memories of her father's service in the army which helps Angela when she feels the most helpless.

Angela’s father owns a jewellery shop. He uses his business as a means of escape whenever the tension gets very awkward at home with his daughter. When Angela wanted some time away from home herself after school one da
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Sabnum
Sep 09, 2012 Sabnum rated it it was amazing
Hostage by Malorie Blackman is a book about a young girl who gets kidnapped when she decides to not go home after school because she had an argument with her dad the day before.

Angela gets kidnapped because her dad owns a jewellery shop and the kidnappers want ransom in the form of jewellery from him. What I like about the book is the main character Angela who is confident, outgoing and very brave. I like the character that the book portrayed Angela to have, so was confident enough to escape he
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Alhassan
Jun 19, 2015 Alhassan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: summer-reading
Hostage is a book written by Malorie Blackman. This book is about a girl named Angela who was walking from school angry because she had a fight with her father. She did not want to go back home and see here father so she went to get ice cream on the way there a women in a car called her name two men cought her from the back and pushed her into the car. They put a scarf over her eyes and took her far from the town to a house. On the way she was counting and noticing where they were turning. At ...more
Shaquil
This was a book that could teach you a lesson. The girl in the book one day got mad at her father and ran out the house because she was so mad.While she was walking up the block a man came put a pollow case over her head and kidnapped her. They kept her hostage because her dad worked at a jewlery shop and they wanted lots of jewlery in exchange of jewlery he can get his daughter back. So he went through a lot to get his daughter back. The lesson is that children should listen to their parents no ...more
Lee-ann
Sep 08, 2013 Lee-ann rated it liked it
Angela is a young girl who has been kidnapped but does not know if her dad will save her due to an argument earlier on that day. I did not really like this book as I do not feel the story line was that great. However I found the message that the story sends interesting, this book shows that your parents will love you no matter what and that this is not something you need to worry about. I think this book would be best for independent reading.
Matthew
Nov 16, 2013 Matthew rated it liked it
A quick read that wastes no time in getting to the point. It isn't the best but it's target audience will be captivated by it's thrilling narrative and it's wonderful illustrations.
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An award-winning children's author, Malorie Blackman was honoured with an OBE in 2008. Her work has been adapted for TV and stage.

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