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Cassie discovers that her stepfather, Rick, a teen psychiatrist, has been illegally prescribing a new behavioral drug to his patients?and three teens have died. Before she can report him, Rick commits Cassie to Peaceful Cove, a boot camp for troubled teens in Mexico. Cassie knows she has to get out now, before more teens die. But no one has ever escaped from Peaceful Cove...more
Paperback, 175 pages
Published 2007 (first published February 16th 2006)
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Ted
It was about a girl who tries to expose her step dad for hiding the problems his drug has, as hes trying to get it approved by the FDA. When he finds out, he has her sent away to a school/prison in Mexico. Then she decides she needs to escape. I liked it, I guess, it wasn't great but it wasn't bad. There was some adventure. "Cassie had decided that if it were the last thing she did, she would expose Rick and Peaceful Cove to the world." (Henry 97). It just shows her determination that she used t...more
Janette
This book had some great suspense. It was a fast paced, easy read that will make you never want to send your kid to one of those tough love camps. Unfortunately, I heard of a camp/prison in Samoa that was very much like the one described in the book. I even wondered if the author got the idea for the book because she'd heard of the same camp I had. It's sort of chilling to wonder how many there are out there.
Asenath
Once Cassie begins to be suspicious about her step fathers client's deaths, things start going bad. She is sent to a delinquent camp in Mexico where she can have to contact with anyone. The main reason this book was interesting was because of the changing viewpoints.
Starry
It was a pretty good book.
The character is easy enough to relate to: Someone finding out a secret that the other person would kill to keep.
She isn't killed, but thrown into a jail in Mexico.
What will happen there? o:
Read to find out. XD
Jan
This is the third YA novel I’ve read by this author. I’m enjoying them much better than her previous Claire Montrose mysteries. Like those, these YA novels also take place in Portland, Oregon, the city where the author also resides.

Returning home from school one afternoon, 15 year old Cassie notices an unfamiliar white van parked in the driveway. Out jump two men who wrestle her to the ground and throw her into the back of the van where she is handcuffed to a metal pipe. She soon finds out when...more
Angelique Samuel
Shock point is an eye opener once you start to read t you wont want to put it down.
Rosalyn
Sep 26, 2008 Rosalyn rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teenagers 14 and up
Cassie is accused of being a drug addict and "framed" by her stepfather who gets Cassie's mother to agree to send her to Peaceful Cove, a rehabilitation center in Mexico. The rehabilitation center is actually a prison of sorts and Cassie's stepfather, who is a psychiatrist, wanted her out of the picture so that she would not ruin his investment claim to millions of dollars for promoting the medical research wonder drug, Socom, that was supposed to help teenager drug users get off drugs. Cassie h...more
Cindy Hudson
Sixteen-year-old Cassie is being kidnapped by two men in a van parked in her driveway. She fights like mad until her mother shows up with a suitcase, letting Cassie know she’s being sent off to a school for troubled teens. It seems that Cassie’s step-dad, psychiatrist Rick, has found crystal meth in Cassie’s room, so he’s found a place that will help her turn her life around.

But Cassie has never used drugs, and the school she’s being sent to in Mexico is more like a prison and less like the trop...more
Wisteriouswoman
I enjoyed reading the book. As an adventure story it was gripping enough that I wanted to make it to the end.
I've read better books about the type of boot camp she is sent to unjustly by her evil step father.
Sometimes these types of camps when run humanely might be the best choice for families.I have known loving parents that sent their teen to this kind of a place in Utah in a last ditch effort to save her from the destructive path that she was heading down. It is hard to know if taking away...more
Justin Klotz
In the book “Shock Point” by April Henry a 14 year old girl, Cassie, realized that her step father is prescribing a drug that is supposed to make teens cooperative and cause them to behave. However, after researching, Cassie realized that the only kids who he has given this drug to have all died. Cassie is the only one who knows this and needs to get the word out. But soon after, her step father has caught on and figured out what she is doing and plants some crystal meth in her room. While Cassi...more
Mary Claire
Oct 28, 2011 Mary Claire added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Cassie Jensen
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

When Cassie Streng is abducted by two men in a white van right in front of her own house, she can't at first figure out what's going on. When her mother comes outside and does nothing to stop the men, confusion turns to panic. When her stepfather, Dr. Rick Wheeler, enters the picture, things suddenly become clear. Rick planted drugs in Cassie's room, convinced her mother that she needed more help than they could give her to straighten her out, and is shipping h...more
Shama
April Henry is the author of the mystery & suspense book Shock Point. This book is about a girl name Cassie who gets kidnap in a white van because her parents arranged it to happen. She gets shipped off to boarding school in Mexico and she is trying to find a way back home. She actually gets shipped off to boarding school because knows too much about the illegal things her step dad is doing.
The setting of the book is in Portland, Oregon and it takes place from April- June. The main charact...more
Katelynn
A teenage girl comes home to a van in her driveway and is kidnapped by two men. Then brought to a camp in mexico where she is kept and she cannot contact her family at home. She knew who did this to her, her stepfather. She tries to escape and eventually does.

I like the book because it makes you think a lot. Throughout the whole book I felt bad for her and tried figuring out how she'd make it out. I like the suspense of the book. When she does escape, it's nerve racking reading about her attempt...more
Christiana
Apr 23, 2009 Christiana rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like to read mystery books
This book was about a girl who found out that her step dad help three kids commit suicide by giving them a new medication call Socom. Her step dad Rick had found out that she had some information about what he was giving to those kid so he had to her mother that he found drug in her room and her mom believe him. It was the this place call Peaceful Cover that he told her mom that she should go to. Ond day after school it was this white truck that was in her yard and she didnt expect nothing was w...more
Terry
A compelling read by the author of Girl, Stolen. The pages flew by in this action/adventure story that held my interest from page one. The plot alternates between Cassie's kidnapping and flashbacks to the days leading up to it. I was hooked from page one, and I expect many teen readers will be fascinated by the idea of being caught up in de facto prison. If this were a movie, it would be PG, and I think middle schoolers might also enjoy it, even if the central character is just turning sixteen....more
Nicole
I judged this book by it's cover. I thought it was going to be boring because,the cover didn't make me want to read it. When I turned the front cover and started reading,I thought to myself this book might not be bad after all. After 5 pages the book got better and better. This book is shocking,weird,and keeps you thinking every chapter.


"Shock Point" is about a girl name Cassie who finds out something she not susposed to know, and because she found out her stepdad banished her. This book move...more
Mackenzie Sutton
The book Shock Point is about a teenage girl, Cassie, whose mom and father got a divorce. Her mother began to work for a man named Rick and they ended up getting married and he became her stepfather. Her stepfather is a conslor for teenage adilesonce. He trys to make Cassie's mom think she is bad and in with the "wrong crowd". He wants to send her away to a special school called Peaceful Cove and he tells her mother that it will be a wonderful place. I thought this book was a good suspenceful bo...more
Mel
I wish there had been more detail to what happened to Cassie and other at the end and that is the only thing I wish was different. I'd write the details I'd like here but I don't want to accidentally give away anything about the story.

This book was impactful. It was realistic in how teens would deal with a crisis situation that they end up in not by their own doing. Cassie is a strong character and I definitely felt as though I were there with her as she was going through her time at Peaceful Co...more
Nadene
This book starts with a great intro—in medius res. The story is good about Cassie who is a teen living with her mom, when the mom marries her boss and is expecting a baby. The father, a psychiatrist, moves them to a new city where Cassie flounders trying to fit into the new high school. She starts having concerns about her step-father, Rick, and realizes that he was the doctor of 3 teens in their previous town who recently committed suicide. Digging around she find that is involved in drug testi...more
Laura (Boundless Bindings)
Wow...what an interesting concept for a YA novel! It was an amazing read and was executed pretty well in my opinion. The book starts off with her kidnapping right away and it doesn't stop. The novel goes back and forth between Cassie figuring out what's going on with her stepfather and after she's been taken to the center. I found myself completely engrossed with Cassie's struggles that my mind couldn't think of anything else!

While reading I couldn't fathom what Cassie had to go through in the h...more
Tammy
Shock Point is a breathtaking book of twists and turns. Cassie just wishes she could go back to when it was just her and her mother, but now her mother has met Rick, a teen physiatrist. He's pushing Cassie and her mother to put Cassie on a new drug that is supposed to make teens behave. But when Cassie discovers that three teens on the drug have died, she begins to find out more to bring out the truth, but before that can happen, Rick sends her off to a "rehab" centre on Mexico after planting il...more
Autumn Jeanine
Shock Point is about it is about a girl named Cassie and her stepfather is selling drugs to some of the teengers that go to school with her. The drug is called Socom and he is sending Caasie to a brutal prison in Mexico because he do not want Cassie to snitch on him for what he is doing. Finally,the only way out of that brutal prison is graduation. I would rate this book as a three because in the book it explain what happen,but it goes back and forth with the story. For example,
in chapter one th...more
Hilary
What if you were kidnapped? What if your parents paid to have you kidnapped? What if you were kidnapped, your parents didn't believe you, and you were taken hostage to another country? How would you escape? Where would you run? Who would take you in?

Cassie knows something scary about her step-dad. Her step-dad knows Cassie's secret and is willing to go to extrmes to keep her from talking! No help from her mom or dad. Hundreds of miles from help. Escape across the desert (in flip flops? with no...more
bjneary
After just finishing Strasser's Boot Camp, this is another boot camp story with suspense and psychological drama mixed in while Boot Camp was very gritty, punishing and scary. I learned that boot camps are horrible and they literally reprogram you once you graduate. I was so glad Cassie was able to convince people about Socom and her step dad before she was reprogrammed. Author Henry used a quick, short writing style that kept the suspense going and I liked how she goes back and forth in chapter...more
Shauna
This is a really short (185 pages) yet satisfying, thriller. Shock Point is perfect when you have a couple hours to burn on a rainy day. I could barely put this down. The plot is creepy and sinister and I was rooting for Cassie to break out of that prison, and expose her step-father for the devil he truly was! I read The Night She Disappeared last year and loved it and now after reading my 2nd book by April Henry, she is forever one of my favorite thriller authors! I cannot wait for The Girl Who...more
Lisa Tooley
This was a suspenseful YA novel complete with an evil stepfather, and strong heroine.
Jean
In the last year I have read several news stories of abuse at boarding schools for troubled teens so I recognized the inspiration for that particular element of the plot. Teens will appreciate the strong protagonist who seeks to right wrongs despite being met at every turn by adults (including an evil stepfather, a clueless mother, and an absentee father) who at best will not listen or at worst are actively trying to thwart (or even kill) her. Cassie prevails (with the help of two friends)over u...more
Alice B.
"Shock Point" is a wonderful book about Cassie, who finds the secret to her stepfather's counseling atrocities. Cassie realizes that her stepfather is giving his patients socom, a drug that causes people to commit suicide. When Cassie finds these records, her stepfather convinces her mother that Cassie is on drugs, and she is shipped away to Peaceful Cove, an institute in Mexico that doesn't have to abide by any rules. This is a story about courage, as Cassie tries to escape, and about truth as...more
Ruby Martin
i liked it enough to go back and read it a second time last year, but it's not my favorite. it had a good story and plot and everything and it was written well, but it wasnt something that really stuck with me. i only re-read it because i remember thinking it was ok but i couldnt remember what it was about at all. i dont even remember the main character's name now. overall it was a fun quick read, but not my favorite. well, and by fun i dont mean that the story is funny or anything, because its...more
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When I was 12, I sent a short story about a six-foot tall frog who loved peanut butter to Roald Dahl, the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He liked it so much he arranged to have it published in an...more
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