77 pages 2 hours read

April Henry

Girl, Stolen

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2010

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Girl, Stolen

  • Genre: Fiction; young adult contemporary thriller
  • Originally Published: 2010
  • Reading Level/Interest: Lexile HL700L; grades 8-12
  • Structure/Length: 32 chapters; approx. 192 pages; approx. 5 hours on audio
  • Protagonist and Central Conflict: Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne is blind and ill with pneumonia when she is inadvertently abducted by Griffin Sawyer, a teen dropout who steals a car without realizing Cheyenne is sleeping in the backseat. When Griffin’s violent and abusive father decides to ransom Cheyenne, she realizes she must attempt to escape.
  • Potential Sensitivity Issues: Drug abuse; attempted sexual assault; physical and emotional abuse; loss of parent

April Henry, Author

  • Bio: Born in 1959; grew up in Medford, Oregon; at age 12, sent an original short story to writer Roald Dahl, who passed it to his editor, who recommended publication in an international children’s magazine; attended Oregon State University and earned a business degree; inspired to begin writing by the experience of reading a badly written book and becoming convinced she could do better; wrote for a variety of health care organizations while starting out as a writer of fiction; has written 27 thrillers for young adults and adults; enjoys the research process involved with crime and thriller fiction
  • Other Works: The Lonely Dead (2004); The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die (2013); Count All Her Bones (2018)
  • Awards: Truman Readers Award (2012); YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults; Barnes & Noble Top Teen Pick