Hostage

Hostage

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Hostage by Willo Davis Roberts, Anna Williams

"I always thought I'd be ready for an adventure, if one ever came along. I didn't know how stupid that was until it happened."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689816697
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 02/28/2000
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.78(w) x 8.59(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Willo Davis Roberts wrote many mystery and suspense novels for children during her long and illustrious career, including The Girl with the Silver Eyes, The View from the Cherry Tree, Twisted Summer, Megan’s Island, Baby-Sitting Is a Dangerous Job, Hostage, Scared Stiff, The Kidnappers, and Caught! Three of her children’s books won Edgar Awards, while others received great reviews and other accolades, including the Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award, the California Young Reader’s Medal, and the Georgia Children’s Book Award.

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Hostage 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is awsome I cheked it out at my school and it was great I recemmed it highly to all reader's.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you love adventure of kidnnappings and hostages involving kids you better read this book it is one of the most greatest books I have ever read. It was just nerve racking and you wouldn't want to put down the book. It is just great you gotta read it to believe it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
 Hostage          ****REVIEW INCLUDES SPOILERS****This was a great book, it kept you on the edge of your seat. The only problem is it was too short. I feel like I didn’t get a lot of information of the Hostage itself. Everything happened so quickly, especially at the end, thats why I give it 4 stars. The subject is changed at the very end of the book, after we know what ends up happening to Kaci.  She suddenly has her little sisters backpack that was switched when they were getting ready for school, and she finds a phone in there that she calls the police with. Now to me I think thats a coincidence because no one leaves a phone in a backpack, you would most likely keep it in your pocket. Also, when Kaci’s allergies start acting up she goes to the nurse. No school that I know of lets children go home and come back, only back long ago when it was lunch time for the kids. So reading that the nurse and Kaci’s mom let her go home, I just seem sceptical about that. Like I knew at that point something will happen. In my opinion, I would have liked to see more suspense in that scene. And last, in the last maybe 2 pages, I don’t like that the parents not once mention what happened, they just focus of Kaci’s sister about having the phone and breaking their rules. And it was only about 2 pages long after Kaci is rescued. This review is probably long enough so I’m going to conclude here. In all, this is a great book and Willo Davis Roberts is a great author, but for such a great book, I would have liked it to be longer. Get some more information in there.     McKayla Lawson CHMS14
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good book, but i felt it should've been 50-75 pages longer. The characters were well developed, at least the one and only main character was. It was very absorbing, I finished the book in 7 hours of on and off reading. I would recommend this book, but it will only take you 1-2 days to read it.
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coolio1234 More than 1 year ago
Awesome book I loved it.its really interesting!!!!!!!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I like how she portrays the characters, in the story. I could never predict what will happen next. It was so, great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book kept me on the edge of my seat! It is definitely worth reading. It takes you on a great adventure!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the book was really good and I loved how Willo Davis Roberts explained the situation he really showed the way she felt. It was shorter then I thought but that's not the reason I put it four stars its because the book is called Hostage and well the Hostage was the shortest part of the book. I agree a car chase would have been good.Its still a really good book so ya I think you should get it. Willo Davis is a great author this was my first book of his but I know that this will definitely not be the last he's one of my favorite authors now!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a book that I picked up as a temporary-just for now to read book. i hadnt actually planned to read it, i just had to get it for reading in class. I started reading during SSR and was amazed! I kept reading and reading and it kept my heart racing till the last page. I loved this book, and was sad when it ended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was suspenseful and all, but everything happened to quickly and easily. It should have been more like being chase on a highway or something cool like that. Average: B-, 7
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hostage Simon&Schuster Children¿s. 140pgs. Will Davis Roberts $4.49, 0689844468 Hostage is a book that will keep you reading until the end, with suspense every which way. In this book Kaci loves mysteries and adventure movies. She always has wanted a little adventure in her life but it happens sooner than she knows it, and it happens in her own house. This book teaches how to react in scary situations. Hostage is a book you want to read when you are ready for the tension and tummy turning circumstances that Kaci has to go through. When you read Hostage you feel like you are there. Every turn Kaci makes and every feeling she feels you feel them too. At certain parts of the book you will find yourself sweating from your bones trembling of fear. Just put it to you this way you will never be bored from reading this book. I recommend this book to teenagers that love mysteries and are waiting to hear about real life stories that could happen to anybody at any time. Hostage is a great book to read. I loved it because it was the greatest thrill I have had in my life. I hope you read the book and get the same feeling
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a book I loved a lot and I only read it in 3 hours cause I couldn't take my eyes off it. It is outstanding tale of mystery and will keep you guessing the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an AWESOME and thrilling book. It kept you on your toes on every page, and made my heart pound throughout every page. I would recrommend this book to anyone, although short, it was an extrordinary book everyone should read. I at first was not going to read this book, i had about 30 books i was wanting to read at the time, but finally gave in.
Guest More than 1 year ago
your book teaches me alot!it has great lesson !!it is something i could read over and over again!thanks for sharing your writing!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book was an awesome book! I would always be caught reading this book! I hated reading but after I read this book, my new favorite thing to do was read. I think that this book really was great because I to am a young lady who lives across from her school. All though I'm not aloud to walk home in the middle of school, I sometimes do walk home from school. What was really cool about this was that I had to read it for school. The teacher said we had to read a mystery book, and this was on of the best ones ever! I got to make my own book cover for it! In the future I hope I read other good books like these.
Guest More than 1 year ago
my 6th grade teacher told me to read this book. so I did. at first I really didn't like it but she kept on telling me to finish it so i did in the middle of the book I could never set it down. I loved it. It was sooo interesting cause you never new what was going to happen so you should really check this out in you local library!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The 2nd best book i have ever read. Loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book was awesome I am in 7th grade but i think this was great i love this book and I recommend it to everyone!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great the suspension and sudden occurences were great! I give it 5 stars because its fabulous
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book I have been reading has interested me very much because of the great suspence in every chapter and on every page. Kaci is a young girl who is totally interested in murder, mystery books and movies. There has been a kidnaping and Kaci has to use all of her knowledge to try and get out of this situation alive. It all started when Kaci went home one day during school to get her alergy medicine when she notices that some of her belongings missing so she starts to check the rooms of her other family members. As she notices more and more things missing something unsuspected happens ad you will have to read the book to find out what it is that happens. Kaci has a very nosy neighbor named Mrs. Banducci. When Mrs. Banducci suspects something suspicious going on she goes to see what she can find out and she as well as Kaci finds herself in a very difficult situation. As the two work together trying to get out of their mess... well you will just have to read to find out what happens!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an excellant page turner. I recommended i to anyone who likes adventure books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Hostage' was a great book! I'm even reading it again! It was a suspensful thriller that wouldn't let you put the book down. It felt like it could happen to you, too! The reason I gave it 4 stars is because it could of used more detail. It would of been more thrilling with it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kaci gets captured....how will anyone ever find her?There have been robbers in the neighborhood.Don't be suprised if you feel like your in Kaci's shoes for a while! Her brother is brave and her sister is bossy.I liked this book because it was exciting and heart throbbing.It was definitely a page turner!At first i imagined a different type of story like somene in her house was the bad guy.In my opinion I think they need more detail in the story.I think the book was kind of intense so I would recommend the ages 10 and over.You need to read this BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!