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Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Vanishing
Exercises in Knitting
The Good Dream
The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
The Chosen
BT-Kids' Knits
Talking God
The Professor
The Christmas Files
The Finisher
Home Decor for 18-Inch Dolls: Create 10 Room Settings with Furniture and 15 Outfits with Accessories
Dracula and Other Stories
A New Song
All Quiet on the Western Front
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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Stolen Children

Stolen ChildrenStolen Children by Peg Kehret
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a book for early teens. Amy, age 14, takes a babysitting job and she the child she is babysitting for are kidnapped.  The kidnappers are pretty inept, but Amy uses her head to do what she can to get rescued.  The kidnappers take videos to send to the family in order to show that the girls are alive.  Amy attempts to give clues in the videos but the clues take a lot of interpreting. Amy has to manage to give clues as to where they are without the kidnappers knowing.  She uses her head to plant bits of information, but will the detectives know what she means?

This is one of those books you would want a young teen, especially one who is babysitting, to read.  Amy is responsible for 3 year old Kendra, and has to rely on herself to protect her.  She keeps her head and stays alert to every opportunity to escape.  She also manages to keep Kendra from being too afraid even when she herself doesn't know if they will be rescued.

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