Book Review- Girl, Stolen
Imagine if you were blind. It would be hard to maneuver and sense your surroundings. Now, imagine if you were blind AND kidnapped, and did not have the slightest idea as to where you were going. Girl, Stolen by April Henry is a suspenseful and quick-paced novel about a 16-year-old girl named Cheyenne who is accidentally kidnapped as she is sleeping in the back of her stepmother's car. Her stepmother was just supposed to fill a prescription and come back; however, while sleeping, Cheyenne sensed that someone different entered the car. Cheyenne couldn’t see, but she could sense that this was not her stepmother. The smell of cigarettes and the car door slamming loudly immediately gave her the sense that she was being kidnapped. This novel gives you a new perspective on the difficult world of a blind, and it definitely opened my eyes to a lot of things that I didn’t know about blind people. I really like the symbolism of the little girl covering her eyes, most of us do it when afraid, but for the heroine of the story it is something she must live with every day as a blind person.
In addition, this novel makes one honor a girl who has to think of various ways to escape her problematic situation. Everyone should read this novel because of its unique plot and entertaining read.