The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore

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She spots the masked man in the dark, lonely parking lot—but too late. Grabbed and drugged, Christina is kidnapped and held for ransom. When her family pays, she thinks her ordeal is over. But then she realizes that her family thinks she planned the kidnapping! How will Christina prove her innocence?

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Overview

She spots the masked man in the dark, lonely parking lot—but too late. Grabbed and drugged, Christina is kidnapped and held for ransom. When her family pays, she thinks her ordeal is over. But then she realizes that her family thinks she planned the kidnapping! How will Christina prove her innocence?

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"Exciting and fast-paced."—Publishers Weekly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152050313
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 380,148
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.96 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

JOAN LOWERY NIXON (1927-2003) is the author of more than 130 books for young readers, and the only four-time winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. She lived in Texas, the setting for many of her mysteries.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2008

    kinda sucked

    my friend passed it on to me saying that she liked it a lot, so who knows, but it wasn't my type at all. it was a bit slow and the ending made me think thats it! you cant be serious... but they were. trust me, total lamesause

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2002

    AWESOME!

    This was a great book! If you love Joan Lowery Nixon, you'll love The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore. The plot keeps you on the edge of your seat. I couldn't put it down! You should definitly read this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 10, 2013

    The kidnapping of Christina Lattimore is the book i choose to do

    The kidnapping of Christina Lattimore is the book i choose to do open choice for. This was a very interesting book, i would recommend it to everyone who is into a little suspense. At the beginning when Christina gets kidnapped i always would wonder what was the reason for the kidnapping, then i found out that it was because the kidnappers wanted the fund that Christina's grandmother had for any educational purpose that Christina needed. And i would always think that her parents would think that Christina set up the whole kidnapping because at the begining of the book Christina wanted the fund to go on a really expensive field trip (this was before the kidnapping happened) . The next part of the story is when Christina gets rescued by the police and a lot of people thought that she was the mastermind who planed her own kidnap to get the fund money. All of that happened because when the police came the kidnapped through the gun at Christina so she was the one holding it. The rest of the story is Christina trying to prove her innocence.

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  • Posted August 23, 2011

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    Okay

    The story's about a girl that gets kidnapped. When she's found, the kidnappers say that she planned the whole thing. She'll have to prove that she wasn't behind it and wonders if anyone believes her. Suspenseful throughout. Ending seemed to happen fast.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2011

    check.this.out!

    This book was FANTASTIC! I'm not really the type of person to read mysteries but this book was great! I judge all of my books by their cover as well so this was an easy pick. Overall, I really enjoyed The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2011

    Decent thriller

    This is definitely one of the better books of Nixon's that I have read. The book is divided into two parts: the first part is Christina Lattimore being kidnapped and the second part is her trying to prove that she really was kidnapped and didn't orchestrate the kidnapping to get her grandmother's money, which she is accused of. Whether or not she proved her innocence I'll leave to the reader to find out. I see why this book won the Edgar Allan Poe award for best young adult mystery because not only is it clever, but it is exciting and pretty well put together. Four stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2010

    Pretty Good.

    I liked the book, I thought it was different from what I usually read. The book made me want to read it more, but I wasn't totally hooked on to it. Overall, pretty decent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Amazing

    I read the first page at the book store and fell in love. I begged to go back for about a month, when i finally got the book, I was overjoyed. I finished within two days. It was MAGNIFICENT!!! I would re-read it, and discuss and make sure other people would read this. Every page is filled with exciting new things, and keeps you on the edge of your seat.

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  • Posted August 12, 2009

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    IT WAS O.K. BUT...

    i read all the time and i like those kind of books but...this book was a little boring and usually i read a book within a week but this took me about three weeks... maybe more.there were slow looong parts and the ending was S-T-U-P-I-D!!! all that time i took to read it and that was the ending?!? all in all i would not read this book again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    A edge of a seat book.

    find out if Christine is in trouble or is she going to slove her own truth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2008

    It was okay...

    The book was okay, but I didn't like the ending. It was too quick. She just figured it out in 2 seconds, and that was it. I don't think I would recommend it to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2008

    Good good

    this is a great book once i got started i pretty much couldn't put it down. It actually took me only a weekend to finish it and thats amazing for me cause im not one of those people who sit down and read read read.lol

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2008

    this IS one of the most detailed and well writen books i have read in a long time!

    this was not just a good book that i have read, this book was recomended for me. i belive that mostly this book kept me to read in suspence it was just great. i would recomend any teen or adult to read this outstanding story! this was so Detailed that i just made my eyes glued to the pages. this book was also so intresting to me because it caught my eye right when i had read the back cover! this book kept me in suspence to never want to put the book ddown and made me want to read every chance that i had to read, just with al of the discrptin from detail to detail painted a picture in my head so well that is was litteraly like i was standing right on the side watching all of this happen. i would also say that i favor Kelly in this Story. i relate with Kelly because when something needs to be solved i try my hardest to slove it a good mystery could catch any one on a rainy day! In a way i also realte to Christina Lattimore Because everyone says that she is just like her grandmother(christibel)but she always denies them but then turns and expects there help to get her away from the 'kidnappers'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2008

    im only in the beginning but....

    I LOVE THIS STORY SO FAR IT IS REALLY GOOD!!!!!!! im only in the third or fourth chapter but it is really good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2008

    wow!

    This is such an awesome book. I dont really read bookds alot, but when my brother got me this book for christmas i read it and i was hooked from the first chapter. I would recommend any teens to read this book!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2008

    Oh my gosh

    Not quite done but, so far love it. Her books are one of the best i've read..!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2007

    A reviewer

    This is one of the best books I have read in a while. I read it in one night because I couldn't put it down!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2007

    The Life Of Christina Lattimore!!

    My book was called ''The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore'. I really like this book because I like books that are mysterious. This was really good because this one girl was kidnapped and nobody knew who kidnapped her and why and what they wanted until you get farther in the book and it tells who it is and everything they want. I really reccommened this book to other people If they like mysterious books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2007

    Great Book

    I think it was a great book and it kept me guessing the whole time. I think it is wonderful how the story turned out I would have never thought the ending would turn out like it did. Joan Lowery Nixson is a great auther I have read many of her books and they are all on my list of outstanding books. I would recomend any of her books for a good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2007

    The best book I've ever read

    This book left me with such suspense that when i decided to stop reading i said naw this book is way to good to stop reading and i really wanted to see if christina convinced her parents that she didn't plan her kidnnaping so i kept reading like five chapters each day

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