aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,
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Look what came in the mail! Girl, Stolen ARC


You guys have been with me every step of the way as I worked on this book. I posted when I finished the manuscript. I posted when I learned it had sold. When the publisher decided to change the name from Shadows Walking Backward, you helped me brainstorm new titles. And when they got hinky about the main character's dad working at Nike, you helped me think of alternative names for the company. (But guess what - Nike stayed!)

Here's the back cover copy: “In Girl, Stolen, 16-year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of the car while her stepmom fills her prescription. Before Cheyenne realizes what’s happening, someone is stealing the car - with her inside. Griffin hadn’t meant to kidnap Cheyenne; all he planned to do was take the car. But when Griffin’s dad finds out that Cheyenne’s dad is the president of a powerful corporation, everything changes - now there’s a reason to keep her. How will Cheyenne survive this nightmare? She’s not only sick - she’s blind.”

Gail Giles, the best-selling author of Whatever Happened to Cass McBride, says, “April Henry’s Girl Stolen is page-turning suspense with a clever heroine who meets up with bad luck, bad men, a bad dog, bad weather, bad health, and has to face them without seeing them. A nail biter.”

And Todd Strasser, the best-selling author of Wish You Were Dead, says, “A unique and clever premise. Cheyenne has to be one of the most resourceful heroines in recent memory.”

[Full disclosure: I do not know Gail or Todd - I just asked if they would be willing to look at the book with no expectation of giving me a blurb. And they were nice enough - I’m sure they are both swamped - to say yes.]

I cannot WAIT until October!



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