by April Henry
September 28th 2010
From Goodreads: Sixteen year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of a car while her mom fills her prescription at the pharmacy. Before Cheyenne realizes what's happening, their car is being stolen--with her inside! Griffin hadn’t meant to kidnap Cheyenne, all he needed to do was steal a car for the others. But once Griffin's dad finds out that Cheyenne’s father is the president of a powerful corporation, everything changes—now there’s a reason to keep her. What Griffin doesn’t know is that Cheyenne is not only sick with pneumonia, she is blind. How will Cheyenne survive this nightmare, and if she does, at what price?
My Thoughts: This book grabbed me from the beginning and would not let go until the very end! Such a fantastic quick read! The author, April Henry, is a marvelous story teller! She told the story so well that I actually felt like I was in the story, and at one point I googled the character's names just to be sure it wasn't based on a true story.
Told in alternating point of views, I felt like I really came to know Griffin, the unintentional kidnapper, and Cheyenne, The blind teen that was abducted when Griffin didn't notice her in the back seat as he stole her step-mom's car. I began to respect both of the main characters for who they really were. Cheyenne was a strong character who would do anything to survive the horrific situation she was in. Griffin was a troubled kid, but he wasn't really a bad person. As they say, he was just mixed up with the wrong crowd, only in this case the wrong crowd for him consisted of his criminal father, and his two thug "employees."
All in all, this book was definitely a page turner. Even at some of the slower points where Griffin and Cheyenne are simply talking about their lives, it kept me turning the pages quickly because I found them both so fascinating!