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Girl, Stolen

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  7,752 ratings  ·  1,226 reviews
Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of the car while her stepmom fills a prescription for antibiotics. Before Cheyenne realizes what's happening, the car is being stolen.

Griffin hadn't meant to kidnap Cheyenne and once he finds out that not only does she have pneumonia, but that she's blind, he really doesn't know what to do. When his dad finds out tha...more
Hardcover, 213 pages
Published December 1st 2010 by Henry Holt and Co. (first published September 28th 2010)
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Morgan F
I read Girl, Stolen because some bastard at my library stole Stolen: A letter to my captor (yes, the irony is not lost on me). I figured Girl, Stolen, a book of similar premise and title, would have to do.

Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder, blind and sick with pneumonia, is napping in the back seat of her step-mother's Escalade when someone gets in the car and drives away. Griffin, the car thief, just reacted when he saw the keys in the ignition, not noticing the girl in the backseat until it was...more
From the get go we know what we are going to get. Cheyenne is blind and is accidentally kidnapped by a young man named Griffin. Unbeknowst to him she is in the Escalade, and he is in a world of trouble to say the least. At first he just doesn't have any idea what to do with her, but his dad finds out that she is the daughter of a CEO, and a CEO for Nike at that. Cheyenne knows she has the disadvantage here. She's blind and sick with pneumonia; she is not in top fighting shape. Can she dare hope...more
Aik Chien 인첸
As you can read from the synopsis, the protagonist Cheyenne is sick and blind. But her bad luck doesn't end there. When her stepmother, Danielle drives her to a pharmacy to get medicine supplies, she asks her to leave the key in the ignition to keep her warm. Then, when someone enters the car, she realizes from the person's micro-behaviours that he/she is definitely not Danielle. That's when reality hits - her car is stolen, and worse, she's inside it!

This book is different from other books whic...more
Eva Leger
The YA genre has not stopped surprising me. Everytime I crack a YA book I have a fear deep down inside that it'll be so childish I'll cringe. While there certainly have been a few like that most are not and this falls in the latter category.
Henry's biggest feat here, in my opinion, is Cheyenne's blindess. Everything that she went through is suspenseful. Add in blindness and it throws it all right through the roof. I kept think, in almost every single situation, how scared I'd be if it was me. A...more
There's a reason, friends, that we're given book cover flaps to read prior to starting the actual novel. The flap serves as kind of an appetizer -- a precursor to the main event, if you will. Which is why I should have actually READ the flap of Girl, Stolen, instead of being lured in by the awesome cover. It would have warned me of the utter Meh I was soon to be taking part in.

No, for realsies. Here's a direct quote: "How will Cheyenne survive this nightmare because she's not only sick with pneu...more
Apr 21, 2011 Valerie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Valerie by: Cara
A book about a blind girl who gets kidnapped. Well that sounds good to me. The girl's name is Cheyenne and her kidnapper is a boy named Griffin. He didn't kidnap her on purpose but still it creates a problem.

The book is in both Cheyenne's point of view as well as Griffin's. When I was reading Cheyenne's point of view I was very aware of it; it felt like I was seeing the way she would picture it in her head. When I was reading Griffin's it was the same.

Cheyenne seems like a real girl. She gets sc...more
Asch's Anti-Paradigm
Sep 02, 2013 Asch's Anti-Paradigm rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who enjoy thought-provoking suspense, people who need something to write a book report on.
Recommended to Asch's Anti-Paradigm by: No one. I'm all about feminism and being independant.

"Sometimes people did this, closed their eyes for a few seconds and imagined it gave them insights into what it was like to be her. Only, at the end, they could still open their eyes and see."

****3 stars****

Girl, Stolen is the story of Cheyenne, a blind 16-year-old who is accidentally kidnapped while her car is being stolen, and Griffin, the teen kidnapper from the wrong side of town.

I've never read a book told from a blind person's perspective, and even though this is written in third-person,...more
4 1/2 stars. Wow this book was really good I didn't expect it to enjoy it this much I thought it would just be more the fun read it but it turned out to be great page turner.

The twisting the story were amazing Cheyenne is intelligent and she's very cunning and brave and strong and independent and I loved everything about her.

And I love to hate the bad guys and story they we're brutal and actually bad bad-guys.

A lot of unexpected things happened in this book and I loved every part of it.

It's on...more
Allison (The Allure of Books)
Hmm. I wasn't sure what I'd be getting when I picked this up to read. A blind girl kidnapped? How would that plot unfold? How would the characters interact? Could the author pull such difficult circumstances off?

Well, in some ways April Henry excelled, but in others? Not so much.

The plot was engaging and constantly moved forward. I think the circumstances were very realistic and believable, and the back-and-forth between Griffin and Cheyenne was quite intriguing.

However, as far as the characters...more
Tara Chevrestt
This is a great book. I am pretty impressed with it. The heroine is Cheyenne. She is sixteen and has been blind for three years. She is suffering pneumonia and laying in wait for her stepmother in the back of an Escalade when a teenage boy jumps in (the keys in the ignition of an Escalade.. too tempting) and drives away, not realizing Cheyenne is in the back seat.

Well, rather than let her go and get his own arse in trouble, he takes her home. Three unfriendly men and a possibly rabid dog await...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for

Cheyenne feels awful. She and her step-mother have just left the doctor's office where x-rays revealed that Cheyenne has pneumonia. Her step-mother leaves her resting in the running car while she heads into the store to pick up a prescription. It all seems simple, until a stranger slips into the front seat and steals the car.

As the car thief speeds out of the parking lot, a glance in the rear view mirror reveals he has a passenger,...more
Maysoon K
Girl, Stolen by April Henry!
Hmm... What to say about this book?
Let's start off with the base of the book. It's about a girl, she's blind, and she gets kidnapped 'accidently', I guess you could say. Once the kidnappers find out they took a girl with them, she don't know what to do. She's heard too much of their plan, and the girl is the daughter of a very rich man. The boy that kidnapped her by accident ends up, in a way, getting attracted to her. And he helps save her life and all. I won't tell...more
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
In reading Girl, Stolen, I was reminded of two bits of pop culture: Excess Baggage and Wait Until Dark. The first film, a pretty terrible movie starring Alicia Silverstone and Antonio Banderas, tells the story of a poor little rich girl who, in an effort to get daddy's attention, fakes a kidnapping by locking herself in a car's trunk, only to have that car actually stolen. Then she cooks up a romance and a scheme with her accidental captor. Wait Until Dark, quite differently focuses on a blind w...more
Sylvere ap Leanan
"Girl, Stolen" is the third YA novel from New York Times best-selling author April Henry. Inspired by the 2005 carjacking of 18-year-old Heather Wilson, "Girl, Stolen" relates the story of the uneasy alliance that grows between Cheyenne and her accidental kidnapper, Griffin.

On the surface, 16-year-old Cheyenne seems like a typical adolescent girl: She loves dogs, books and chatting on the phone. She gets along with her stepmother most of the time and occasionally chafes under her father's over-p...more
Girl, Stolen is a contemporary realistic fictional book intended for advanced aged children. It has won the American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, American Library Association Quick Picks for Young Award, Maryland Black- Eyed Susan award Maser List, and others. Girl, Stolen is about a car thief named Griffin accidentally kidnapping blind 16- year old Cheyenne while she napped in her stepmother's Escalade. Griffin takes her to his home and soon before she is to be released by G...more
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A sick sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder is napping in the backseat of her stepmother Danielle’s car. She’s waiting for Danielle to return with her medicine to help her get over her pneumonia, when suddenly someone gets into the driver’s seat and starts the car. Cheyenne knows this isn’t Danielle from the sound of the car door closing, to the smell, and the fast speed of the car Cheyenne quickly comes to the conclusion that she has been carjacked. Cheyenne has no choice to go along for the ride w...more
Audrey  *Ebook and Romance Lover*
This book is amazing. I it is a must read. It is an awesome book. I don't really know who April Henry is but I know she writes good. This book has everything from thrilling and suspense to violence and to a girl trying to survive and defend herself from these bad men while being blind and receiving help from Griffin. It is awesome.

Everytime I read this book I could not put it down. It was like a Criminal Minds episode or CSI. When I read the part where she told her story of how she became blin...more
Anna Motteler
Oct 06, 2010 Anna Motteler rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone!
Recommended to Anna by: Eva (:
Shelves: favorites
(ARC sent to me by publisher!)

Imagine yourself being blind. Horrible enough, right? But then imagine yourself being BLIND and then being KIDNAPPED one day. How horrible is that? Well, in this book, Cheyenne Wilder has that problem and boy, is she strong. I fell in love with her instantly and I could literally not put this book down. I love, love, love it!

Her kidnapper didn't even mean to kidnap her. Weird, right? Well, all he wanted to do was take her step-moms car, but she was laying in the bac...more
Man, talk about suspense. I love books that take places in a VERY short time span when they have a really really good sense of tension. April Henry knows what she's doing, tension-wise. This book begins in mid-action, and just never lets up.

I really think the most important aspect of a thriller is the characters. If a character is in danger and you don't know them at all, or care about them in any way, why would you care if something bad happens to them? This book did not suffer from that proble...more
Kristina Phillips
Loved it! It has a lot of twists and turns, which really makes it fun. Has a lot of suspense too. U should like it if you like mystery. :)
Natalie Overbeck
It was a really good book that had a happy ending but I wish it ended a little differently....
Stories & Sweeties {Becky}
This was such a fascinating read! It was thrilling and fast-paced, I literally gasped a few times! The story was told from alternating view points and sometimes this can be distracting, but here it really worked well. Both main characters were really well written. Cheyenne, who's blindness is fairly new (she wasn't born that way, she's been blind for three years) and I felt that was very authentically presented. From the author's notes and thank yous, you can see she really took the time to rese...more
Cheyenne Wilder is accidentally kidnapped when someone steals her stepmother’s car. Cheyenne, who is blind and sick with a bad case of pneumonia is laying in the backseat, and goes unnoticed until she yells at the car thief. But, by then, it’s too late. Griffin, the teenaged thief, is committed to his crime. He takes her back to his dad’s place, where Roy (Griffin’s dad) and his two goons decide to hide the car until it’s not quite so hot. When they find out who Cheyenne is (daughter of the pres...more
Amy Jacobs

It would be horrifying in itself just to be kidnapped as a teenager, but add in the fact that you are blind and it has to be the worst thing imaginable! When I first received Girl Stolen, for some reason I kept shoving the book to the back of my reading stack. The book wasn't really on my radar and I hadn't read many reviews at the time for it. So when I finally picked it up again, I decided to give it a go and see what it was all about.

The point of view in this book alternates between Cheyenne...more
Peep (Pop! Pop!)
I think this one had potential, in the end it just didn't work for me. It sounds like it would be interesting, right? A blind girl is kidnapped when her step-moms car is stolen. How crazy can get this story get?

I love how much I learned about the newly blind. I learned a lot about how it is to adjust and a little about how it is for people who have been blind longer. And what it's like to walk with a stick. The other day I was at the mall, and a lady accidentally walked into me with her stick....more
Apr 18, 2011 Nely rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: e-book
From the moment I read what this book was about I just knew that I would have to read it.

Sixteen year old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of her stepmother's car when a young man opens the door and takes off with the car with her in it. Griffin did not mean to kidnap Cheyenne, he just wanted to steal the Cadillac Escalade she was in and impress his father. But when his father finds out that Cheyenne is the daughter of the president of a very powerful corporation they realize that the ca...more
Griffin didn't mean to kidnap Cheyenne Wilder when he stole that Escalade, but now that he's got her his only choice is to keep driving home. Home is a chop shop, two total morons, and his father, a criminal mastermind wannabe. This isn't great news for Cheyenne, who is almost totally blind. It's not great news for Griffin either, who is at the beginning of a path toward some hard truths about his family.

You could call both Griffin and Cheyenne victims of circumstance. While Griffin has been gi...more
Deborah Markus
A strong, compelling read. Henry's prose is clean and uncluttered -- she has faith in her story and she just plain tells it.

We learn on page 3 that the main character is blind. We also learn that she's being kidnapped in a car-theft gone bad. I was *very* skeptical when I realized this was the premise. Seriously, do *all* blind characters have to be gorgeous young women? (I've ranted about that in other reviews.)

But Henry manages, seemingly without trying, to make Cheyenne not "the blind girl,"...more
Woah, I wasn't expecting this. I loved it. Cheyanne was this strong willed girl who had been through so much, and then to get accidentally kidnapped, and with all the plot twists and turns and the information overload at some points, it worked this book just worked. I wish it had been longer, but for being such a short book I really liked it. Griffin was such a great character as well, I loved the dual POV for this book. Getting to see both sides of how they each felt about the situation and how...more
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I write mysteries and thrillers. I live in Portland, Oregon with my family.

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