Cheyenne, a blind sixteen year-old, is kidnapped and held for ransom; she must outwit her captors to get out alive. Sixteen year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of a car while her mom fills her prescription at the pharmacy. Before Cheyenne realizes what's happening. Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Gr 7–10–Cheyenne Wilder is a blind teenager #30 in Teen & Young Adult Disabilities & Special Needs Fiction eBooks; #30 in Children's eBooks on Disabilities & Special Needs; #31 in. Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Gr 7–10–Cheyenne Wilder is a blind teenager mitliotrachighgold.ml: Girl, Stolen eBook: April Henry: Kindle Store.
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Cheyenne, a blind sixteen year-old, is kidnapped and held for ransom; she must outwit her captors to get out alive. Sixteen year-old Cheyenne Wilder is. Girl, Stolen: eBook (ePub). By April Henry. How do you escape when you can't see the way out? Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping. Cheyenne, a blind sixteen year-old, is kidnapped and held for ransom; she must outwit her captors to get out alive. Sixteen year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleep.
If you've ever thought you wouldn't be strong enough or brave enough to survive a kidnapping, you should definitely read "Girl Stolen! Nov 21, Maysoon K rated it liked it. Girl, Stolen by April Henry!
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 Girl, Stolen by April Henry! I won't tell you the rest. I think the writing style of the book was good.
But I think the plot could have had a few twists added to make it more interesting. It wasn't a book I was biting my nails for to read I believe it could of had more potential in it, but I guess the book was enjoyable to read. Also, I think writing a book when the main character is blind, is a hard job.
I wrote a short-story about a blind girl and I know how hard it is. I think the author did a good job with describing the hearing, touching, smelling, and tasting sense in her book So that's my review! Read the book and tell me what you think. Oct 16, Karessa A. This was a very good book.
It was a lot going on all the time. The characters and theme were very well set up and played out through the book. But can't wait to read Count Her Bones next. Feb 05, Morgan rated it it was amazing. This was a great book! I only had it for two days and it was a really easy quick read. April Henry is a great young adult writer and is probably one of my favorites. There hasn't been a book by her that I didn't like. Girl Stolen is about a blind girl whose car was stolen while she was in it.
The book takes you through her perspective and opinions. She makes a friend along the way and manages to find her way out. I can't wait to read more of her books. Jul 17, Colleen Houck added it Shelves: I can't imagine what it would feel like to go through what this heroine went through. She's tough and courageous. Love the northwest references and the dog. Also, that ending was excellent!
Jan 15, Angelica rated it it was amazing Shelves: Name of book: Girl, Stolen Author: April Henry Pages: Mystery and Suspense Reading Level of book: The novel started when Cheyenne's step mom stepped out of the car to go in the pharmacy store to fill in Cheyenne's prescriptions.
Cheyenne was taking a nap in the back of the car. A boy who's in a 'business' with his dad decided to steal the step mom's car.
The thing was, he didn't know that Cheyenne was also in the car. It wasn't his intentions to kidnap her, his only i Name of book: It wasn't his intentions to kidnap her, his only intentions was to steal the car and go. Griffin found out that Cheyenne was blind, and that she was very ill. Griffin's dad found out about Cheyenne being there.
They didn't know what to do with her. Also, when they found out that Cheyenne was the daughter of a very rich man owner of the Nike's company they thought of another idea, where they could get more money by using Cheyenne. Griffin and Cheyenne became really close. Griffin thought she was very nice, and beautiful. On the other hand, Cheyenne thought Griffin was a nice guy, even though he was raised by his dad who's a complete jerk Griffin was about to help Cheyenne escape, but Cheyenne decided to escape anyhow.
She also took their dog with her, to use him as a guide. All of them came out looking for Cheyenne and the dad got her. At first, Cheyenne thought that Roy Griffin's dad was a cop, because he was pretending to be one, so Cheyenne wouldn't do anything stupid.
Cheyenne got a phone and dialed When the police came, they took Cheyenne out of that place.
They also took Roy and put him behind the bars. Griffin ended up with his aunt, because he found out that his mom was dead all along. Roy killed her, Griffin thought she ran away and left them behind Cheyenne was also banned to see Griffin, but they still try to give each other a call every now and then. The theme of this novel is challenges and over coming obstacles. I could relate this book to The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I know that their genre's are different, but the story of Griffin and Charlie really connects.
In my opinion They are both 16 years old, and they are both attracted to a girl that they can't really have. Charlie and Griffin aren't really the typical teen age guy. Charlie was socially awkward in the beginning, while Griffin didn't actually go to school nor hang out with a couple of friends. The differences between them is that Charlie actually got better in the end, and he also stated that he's okay.
Griffin was just getting better in the end of the story, because it was his turn to start his life all over again without Roy controlling him. These two guys also saw something else to the girls they were attracted to even though Sam The girl Charlie likes and Cheyenne The girl Griffin likes have their own flaws. In this novel, I learned that even though you're not 'perfect' and have your own little flaws, someone would still love you and accept you for who you are.
Sep 29, Katie babs rated it it was ok. When Grifffin decided to steal a car for his father, he thought it would be easy as , but he messed up big time. And when he arrives home where his father is waiting, things have become much worse not only for Griffin, but for Cheyenne because her father is the president of Nike. Cheyenne is a survivor though. After the car accident that killed her mother and left her blind three years ago, Cheyenne has a strong will to live.
And things become even more dangerous for her as her kidnappers grow more unstable. The first chapter of Girl, Stolen had me hooked. Girl, Stolen is a pass, and only gets a slightly higher grade because of Cheyenne, who was well rounded, but not enough to make this a recommend read.
Apr 16, Jaime Leigh rated it liked it Shelves: It was just a middle of the road kidnapping novel, although I very much enjoyed the main character being blind. I also appreciated the amount of research that April Henry did during the development and writing process. I was surprised because between the two main characters, most of the novel is spent with them in the bedroom Cheyenne was being kept in.
This book is a wonderful example of character development, which is one of the reasons I liked it so much. Cheyenne and Griffin really spend a decent amount of time together, which makes it believable when Griffin saves Cheyenne from being raped. I would have been significantly annoyed if they just met and then he saved her.
As a "bad guy", there just would have been much less motive than if he had spent the time he did to get to know her before the incident.
I had problems with the "Griffin's mother is actually buried in the backyard" storyline. Griffin's mother is basically only brought up for convenience and because Cheyenne asks but Griffin really just needed an excuse to have antibiotics still don't quite understand why his mother needed them in the first place but whatever.
It is really just thrown in their at the end and then left.
Also, the ending was quite rough. Griffin was traumatically injured, having been in shock for significant amount of time and the audience still doesn't get to see him get recovered or picked up, he simply calls Cheyenne on the phone later and says he is fine. I would much rather spoil then cause you harm.
Rape,violence, descriptive blood, burns, inferred alcoholism,parent death, accidents or contemplations of death. 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..
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 This is a great book. Three unfriendly men and a possibly rabid dog await them there. They realize they may have a bargaining chip with Cheyenne. There's a ransom demand and all that.. Meanwhile, Cheyenne is trying to escape, but she doesn't have her cain or her guide dog and she is in an unfamiliar environment.
Can she escape? And how?? This chick doesn't sit there and mope, she grabs a car antenna and the rabid dog and she certainly tries to escape. But does she succeed? I'm not telling.. The story is very exciting and I especially enjoyed the insights into the life of a blind woman, the heightened senses that seeing people take for granted, the way people view her now that she is blind. Here is a favorite excerpt of mine: Everything changed if they figured out she was blind.
She was tired of waiters who took everyone else's order and then said, "And what will she be having? Mar 17, Paula Phillips rated it it was amazing. Life for sixteen-year old Cheyenne Wilder is about to get a tad bit scary and worse for her , as one day when her and her stepmum are at the chemist , their car is stolen though what happens next is that only one of them got out of the car that day.
Cheyenne sick with pneumonia is curled up in the backseat and now she has been kidnapped. As the story goes on we see Cheyenne uprooted and kidnapped and left in the middle of nowhere unsure of what is going to happen next. All would be well, except Life for sixteen-year old Cheyenne Wilder is about to get a tad bit scary and worse for her , as one day when her and her stepmum are at the chemist , their car is stolen though what happens next is that only one of them got out of the car that day.
All would be well, except for one thing when Cheyenne and her mother was in a tragic accident three years ago - it left Cheyenne blind as a bat. When the kidnappers realise that Cheyenne's dad is the president of Nike , they decide its time to ask for a ransom.
What happens though when Cheyenne's dad can't match what they are asking for , is Cheyenne safe and sound or will the next reunion she has with her parents involve her dad and stepmum identifying her body at the morgue? Find out in this whirlwind novel that will keep the readers wanting more , Girl Stolen. The story reminded me of an episode of Medium , though the girl was deaf not blind.
Dec 20, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 only about pages but man there's so much that happens in the story and it's not too slow not too fast it has a great pace. Glad I picked this book up! Liked this review? Check out my blog Aug 21, Heather rated it liked it. It lacked the tension and suspense it should have had.
However, I liked Cheyenne's narration. She was a very relatable character, despite being blind, and her actions and reactions during her kidnapping were believable. Even though I liked Cheyenne, my favourite character was Griffin. He was basically a good guy despite his horrible father and being raised into a life of crime. Even though he unintentionally kidnapped "Girl, Stolen" had an exciting premise, but the book itself was disappointing.
Even though he unintentionally kidnapped Cheyenne, I liked how he protected her from the other men. As for the end, it was a bit light and unrealistic for my liking. Super good 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 In reading Girl, Stolen, I was reminded of two bits of pop culture: Wait Until Dark, quite differently focuses on a blind woman, played by Audrey Hepburn who some thugs suspect of having a doll stuffed with drugs.
She has to try to escape this situation with her life. Put these two together and you've sort of got Girl, Stolen. Of course, comparing a book to other stories really limits it, so I want to stress that there's more going on here; in making these comparisons, I do not intend to imply that Henry's story is entirely derivative by any means. Henry did a marvelous job telling this story, keeping everything suspenseful and scary, but not venturing into melodramatic territory in the slightest.
She does not try to make anything more difficult than it already is for the sake of extra drama. So much YA that I've read, usually in the paranormal genre, centers on a heroine, gifted with supernatural powers that enable her to do absolutely anything, yet she still ends up relying on other people to save her.
Your powers or your weaknesses are only what you allow them to be. Cheyenne has been blind since an accident three years ago damaged her brain, leaving her with functioning eyes but a mind unable to read the messages. Now almost entirely blind, she relies on her cane or her seeing eye dog, Phantom. On the day in question, Cheyenne's step-mom convinced Cheyenne the dog should stay home, since they were not going very far.
While her step-mother went into the pharmacy to get the antibiotics to treat Cheyenne's pneumonia, Cheyenne rested in the backseat.
Then the car got stolen. Griffin had no idea she was in the car, but, once he got home to his piece of shit father, she becomes even more useful to them than the jacked Escalade. Cheyenne's father runs Nike corporation, and she can be ransomed for a lot of money.
In this situation, I cannot imagine I would be capable of anything other than some snarky comebacks and some seriously menacing death glares. Cheyenne, sick with pneumonia, running a fever, tiny, and blind never stops planning escapes.
She is such an incredibly powerful character, able to make the best of any situation, and to use her strengths to best advantage.
Where some heroines have endless amounts of power and don't use it, Cheyenne makes the most out of everything she has. I respect her so much, and Henry for writing a heroine with a disability and not making her pitiable, but a figure of strength.
Girl, Stolen weighs in at only pages, but packs an emotional punch. Dark, scary, and investigating whether Griffin is a redeemable figure, I was sucked into this novel and not let go until I finished the last page. If you're tired of young adult fiction focused on romance and whiny heroines, Girl, Stolen is the perfect break. Dec 08, Avery rated it liked it. When I first read the back of the this book I thought that it sounded super unique, therefore I was quite excited to read it, thinking it would be amazing.
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Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide. Count all her bones girl stolen [ebook] download 1. Book Details Author: April Henry Pages: Square Fish Brand: English ISBN: Publication Date: Description A teen girl sets out to save her former captor in this much-anticipated sequel to the young adult thrillerGirl, Stolen Six months ago, Griffin Sawyer meant to steal a car, but he never meant to steal the girl asleep in the backseat.
Panicked, he took her home. His father, Roy, decided to hold Cheyennewho is blindfor ransom. Griffin helped her escape, and now Roy is awaiting trial. As they prepare to testify, Griffin and Cheyenne reconnect and make plans to meet. Can Cheyenne free herself? And is Griffin a pawn or a player in this deadly chase? Readers will be rooting for Cheyenne and Griffin from the edges of their seats. Part thriller, part romance, part adventure.
Cheyenne a fierce, female protagonist to root for.