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Gabie drives a Mini Cooper. She also works part time as a delivery girl at Pete's Pizza. One night, Kayla--another delivery girl--goes missing. To her horror, Gabie learns that the supposed kidnapper had asked if the girl in the Mini Cooper was working that night. Gabie can't move beyond the fact that Kayla's fate was really meant for her, and she becomes obsessed with finding Kayla. She teams up with Drew, who also works at Pete's. Together, they set out to prove that Kayla isn't dead--and to find her before she...
Gabie drives a Mini Cooper. She also works part time as a delivery girl at Pete's Pizza. One night, Kayla--another delivery girl--goes missing. To her horror, Gabie learns that the supposed kidnapper had asked if the girl in the Mini Cooper was working that night. Gabie can't move beyond the fact that Kayla's fate was really meant for her, and she becomes obsessed with finding Kayla. She teams up with Drew, who also works at Pete's. Together, they set out to prove that Kayla isn't dead--and to find her before she is.
“The reader must wait with baited breath to see when and if the characters will uncover the truth as the suspense builds to a fever pitch near the end of the book.” —VOYA
“Fans of intense page-turners and those who liked Michele Jaffe’s Rosebush or Lucy Christopher’s Stolen will love this one.” —School Library Journal
“It’s a riveting story. . . . Each chapter is a surprise, and the tension builds steadily until the inevitable climactic face off.” —Publishers Weekly
Praise for Girl, Stolen:
* “Girl, Stolen grabs your attention with the first page you read. . . . Each page holds new questions that are answered in the most unexpected ways.” —VOYA, starred review
“Constantly interesting and suspenseful.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A captivating tale . . . Well-built, complex characters, trapped in their own ways by life’s circumstances, which—paired with a relentlessly fast pace—ensures a tense read.” —Publishers Weekly
“Girl, Stolen is page turning suspense with a clever heroine who meets up with bad luck, bad men, a bad dog, bad weather, bad health and has to face them without seeing them. A nail bitter.” —Gail Giles
“A unique and clever premise. Cheyenne has to be one of the most resourceful heroines in recent memory.” —Todd Strasser, bestselling author of Wish You Were Dead
Posted March 19, 2012
This book went by way to fast. I enjoyed the way that it's story played out. It's not told from one or two peoples perspectives but really unravels as a movie would. We see the different views of each person that becomes involved somehow in the kidnapping case.
Drew-(the last one to see Kayla)
Gabie- (the one that was supposed to have been kidnapped)
Kayla- (the kidnapped)
the kidnapper- (spoilery statement stricken)
The police officers (investigation and questioning of people involved or suspect)
The Parents of the Kids above (psychics, media interviews and family)
It's a suspenseful thriller, you don't know exactly what is going to happen to Kayla, the kidnapper is creepy and dangerous. But it was a gripping and intense read from the first page. There was a little bit of break from the direct kidnapping story when Gabie and Drew form a closeness and are confused emotionally about whether their feelings are real or if it's the situation and need to feel and talk to each other about what has happened.
I was impressed by the ending and think that the format of the book was very well put together. I am a huge horror fan, and it was nice to see a little bit of creep factor and suspense, it's been over a year since reading a book similar to the thrill I got when I picked up this one and was sad that it was so short, but I intend on searching for more similar to this because I had a great time reading it.
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Posted April 2, 2012
REVIEW BASED ON AN ADVANCED COPY.
April Henry's young adult thriller is exciting and will have you sitting at the edge of your seat until the very last page!
Gabie, Drew and Kayla all work together at a pizzeria. When Kayla goes missing one night, Drew tells Gabie that the kidnapper let it slip that Gabie was his first choice and her world is turned upside down. While the rest of the town thinks that Kayla is dead, Drew and Gabie fight to find clues to prove that she is still alive.
This book had me hooked from the opening line. The plot was rather straight forward but it moved at a rapid pace with clues and revelations happening in almost every chapter. Nothing ever dragged, it seems that April Henry has perfected the art of giving the readers just enough information to have them begging for more.
All of the characters were central to the plot. The book follows the perspective of a different character each chapter so it's easy to get into his or her head and follow how this character can aid in Kayla's recovery. Drew, the last person to see Kayla before her disappearance, was an admirable character and Gabie's loyalty to Kayla was touching. I loved all of the characters, their interactions, and how they played a role in the plot. Henry also adds tidbits of information to make the characters more interesting, like the scuba diver explains his process and his history as a diver, and Drew explains how pizzas are made and what the ingredients are like. Little things like that made the novel seem more real and inviting.
The writing style is what made me give this book such a high rating, not only is writing absolutely flawless, the style captures the reader's attention. Like I stated earlier, each chapter follows the actions or thoughts of another central character which makes the novel more interesting than just following one character throughout the novel. Also, Henry includes fun tidbits like Kayla's latest fortune cookie, transcripts between the police and suspects, and evidence lists. Henry's ability to play with the format of the book and how she revealed some information made the book more fun to read!
The Night She Disappeared is extremely fun novel that will keep you on your toes until the mystery is solved. I dare you to NOT devour this book in one sitting!
Recommended: I recommend this book for fans of thriller mystery novels told from various perspectives.
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Posted August 14, 2012
I got this book at the library bc i'd heard lots of good things about it....andit was amazing! The constant tension and mystery just blew me away, and the format of the book was amazing and read like a movie. I finihed it in two hours an now i'm on the hunt for more of april henry's work!
Wish i couldgiveit ten stars!!
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Posted April 11, 2015
I LOVED this book! And I'm going to read another book by
April Henery! She is an amazing author and I can't wait to get
my eyes on another story she wrote!! The ending almost made me
cry!(happy tears!) You have to read this!!!
Posted October 24, 2014
The Night She Disappeared
The Night She Disappeared, written by April Henry is a New York best seller.
April grew up in a small town in Oregon. She’s always had an interest in reading and writing. Her favorites are mysteries and thrillers. It’s what she’s known best for in her novels. She has written over a dozen of them and enjoys doing so.
In the book, “The Night She Disappeared” Gabie and Kayla two young women that work at Pete’s Pizza as pizza delivery girls with a coworker named Drew. Kayla goes missing one night while delivering a pizza to a false address. Gabie is shocked when she finds out that Kayla’s fate was really ment for her after a mysterious caller had ask, “is the girl in the mini cooper delivering tonight?” Gabie and Drew work together and set out to find Kayla.
This book is primarily based on a true story. It had happened a few years back after April had wrote it. She wanted to get the news out kidnappings and murders happen everywhere.
My thoughts on the book were good. The book kept me interested and focused threw out the whole time I read it. I really enjoyed reading it.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys thrillers and mysteries.
Posted September 30, 2014
A dark, unsettling, sometimes creepy mystery that was exactly like I hoped it would be, and more. Usually only supernatural things happen to scare me, but here the idea that Gabie was actually the target, that someone was after her, was enough to scare me. The writing was great and the characters had plenty of personality, especially Gabie. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 12, 2014
I really enjoyed this story! One of the reviews says " most readers will read it all in one night." and that is exactly what happened to me.
It is a very well done mystery story that makes you not want to put it down- ever! You will want to read it until it is over and then sit and
ponder the story for a few minutes before realizing you just spend all night reading- which is not a bad thing whats so ever.
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Posted March 9, 2014
This is not a good book at all. Its poorly writen
Also two kids smoke pot and sell it in this and get drunk. I think it had a few minior cuss words.
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Posted March 19, 2014
This book is a thrilling and suspensful book that you wont be able to put down once you start! It talks about friendship, and that you should never give up on someone. I recomend this book to all ages! It keeps you going... i finished it in the car on my way to florida from SC!! :) go buy it now!!!!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 15, 2013
I realy want the book but i order a lot from my library. Is it that good that i should buy ir on my nook or should i just order it from my library? Reply to SUPEY WHYWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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