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Girl, Stolen by April Henry
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Jan 17, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: young-adult
Read from January 16 to 17, 2012

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 they bonded in a weird way, her trying to get him to feel sorry for her, and him reacting the way she needed. When the ending was nearing and she was escaping with Duke, I felt so good. I thought that how Duke was reacting was perfect, I knew he was a sweet dog down inside, he was kind of like Griffin, rough and tumble on the outside but inside all they wanted was someone who they could trust and love. Such a great book, I have hopes for a sequel I think it was the ending that made me want that, I want her answer dammit! Ah, this book. Loved it!
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message 1: by April (new)

April Henry Oops! Sorry to frustrate you. But I'm glad you liked Duke - I have actually never owned a dog (family didn't have one and husband is allergic) so I really had to use my imagination for that. One reason it's a short book is I'm trying to appeal even to people who don't like to read, and would find a thick book intimidating.

PS And I think you know what she said ;-)

Stacey This book is perfect for those who want something a bit shorter and can't pay attention to a book for very long. I loved it, and I think she said 'yes' to him, how could she not. Thank you for writing such a good book. I was frustrated but in a good way, it's not too often that a book gets this kind of reaction from me. Thanks again! :)

message 3: by April (new)

April Henry Years ago I read a book that had a kind of ambiguous ending. The guy had mastered every challenge, and at the end of the book, he goes for a spontaneous swim in a pond - and then gets in trouble. The book ends and you don't know if he lives or dies. While I don't remember the title of the book, that ending still sticks with me, years and years later.

I may have been thinking of that book when I wrote my ending. Plus I wanted readers to think about what Cheyenne should say. At one point, Griffin was the bad guy...

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