Stolen Children

Title; Stolen Children
Author; Peg Kehret
Page Count; 165
Why I read it; Sounded like a good book
Grade; B-

Amy learned a lot in her babysitting course, but not what to do if two thugs show up, intent on kidnapping. Armed with misinformation and a weapon, the men take Amy and little Kendra to a remote cabin in the woods. There they make videos of the girls and mail them to Kendra’s wealthy parents in an effort to get ransom money. After several of her escape attempts fail, Amy is forced to make one last, desperate move. Award winner Peg Kehret crafts a suspenseful thriller with a spunky heroine who uses her wits to save herself and the toddler.

My Review;
Another fun, quick read. Stolen children was an easy story to get into and was written really well and kept me guessing. The book cover was a bad choice, it makes it look a lot more scary than it was and there is nothing about being taken at night or an empty rocking chair. The three year old Kendra that was one of the girls stolen was a lot more well behaved than any three year old I have ever met, she acted more like a five year old. I did like the messages in the book about never giving up and not making excuses, a book with a moral is always good. This book only took a couple hours to read so it isn't long but the story line is well thought out and there are no big holes or rushed pieces in the story so really it was the perfect length. Read this if you are in to mood for a mildly intense short read.


Brenda said...

Was this a young adult book? It sounds like one that might scare kids out of babysitting. ;)

Felicia H. said...

Yeah I think it was aimed for maybe 8th or 9th graders. It wasn't too scary nothing too bad ever happens to them besides getting kidnapped. They were never abused or hurt so it never got to be too much for kids to read.