Girl Stolen by April Henry
Book Description from April Henry’s website:
Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder is asleep in the back of her mom's car when it's stolen from the pharmacy parking lot. Cheyenne is not only sick with pneumonia—she's also blind. Griffin, the teenager who was stealing packages out of parked cars, hadn't meant to kidnap her; he just impulsively stole the car with her in it. But once Griffin's dad finds out that Cheyenne's father is the president of Nike, everything changes—now there's a reason to keep her. Will Cheyenne be able to survive this harrowing ordeal and escape? And if so, at what price?
This was a great read and a quick read. This YA novel is a page turner from start to finish and takes you inside Cheyenne’s life. The author does a great job of explaining what it’s like to become blinded after you’ve been sighted. She lets her reader know how others sometimes treat persons with a handicap. I like the description of what Cheyenne has to go through every day at a regular high school where she was “mainstreamed.” I also liked the author’s details of what a seeing eye dog and the training both have to go through.
If you have a YA who’s a reluctant reader, this would be a great book for them. The chapters are short and the writing is easy to understand.
This was sent to me free of charge from Henry Holt via Shelf Awareness.