Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Girl, Stolen

Whooo! Two books down for the Contempts Challenge, 19 to go....

I cannot wait for Mockingbirds...which I was not going to read because the title was too close to Mockingjay. After reading the premise, I changed my mind. I hope it is as good as I hope it's going to be.
Girl, Stolen by April Henry

I was not crazy about Girl, Stolen. But I have to say I am not a fan of thrillers. The kill point for me in the novel was that Cheyenne was rich. Why couldn't she just have been an average girl? Why did she have to be the daughter of some millionaire? I think the story would have been a lot more realistic had she been an everyday girl. Although the story started out great, and Cheyenne is to be commended for handling the situation really well, I found Griffin to be flat and uninteresting. I just wish some of the backstories had been fleshed out a bit, because there are long periods of NOTHING going on in the story.

However, now I know that rich people toast their white bread when they eat hot dogs! How gritty and realistic. So this one gets three cups of coffee out of five.