December 14, 2021

#BookReview: The Girl in the White Van by April Henry






Synopsis: A teen is snatched after her kung fu class and must figure out how to escape—and rescue another kidnapped prisoner—in this chilling YA mystery.

When Savannah disappears soon after arguing with her mom’s boyfriend, everyone assumes she's run away. The truth is much worse. She’s been kidnapped by a man in a white van who locks her in an old trailer home, far from prying eyes. And worse yet, Savannah’s not alone: Ten months earlier, Jenny met the same fate and nearly died trying to escape. Now as the two girls wonder if he will hold them captive forever or kill them, they must join forces to break out—even if it means they die trying.

Master mystery-writer April Henry weaves another heart-stopping young adult thriller in this story ripped straight from the headlines.
 



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Rating: 3 Stars
My Review: Ive read a few of Henry's titles and I have to say that it feels like the same thing just in a new packaging.  The stories are all varying of someone in trouble or being kidnapped and it just never brings anything new to the story.  I would say if you want to check out this book or any of Henry's titles to check the library first.  Or maybe don't read them close to each other.  

Now this one on its own was full of interesting characters and a twisted plot.  I did enjoy the creepy feel of the story at large.  It was nice to read a stand alone that was pretty short and quick.  I think readers who are looking for a twisted thriller might enjoy this one. 










Review

A YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers Selection

"With a relentless pace, this thrill-ride of a book will absolutely satisfy readers looking for pulse-quickening action and smart, resilient heroes." --Booklist

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This tight, fast-paced thriller [is] ideal for striving readers, particularly those who favor adventure or survival stories. Sure to satisfy fans of Courtney Summers and Caroline B. Cooney, this book is a solid purchase for libraries with widely circulating thriller collections." --School Library Journal

About the Author

April Henry is the New York Times bestselling author of many acclaimed mysteries for adults and young adults, including the YA novels Girl, StolenThe Girl I Used to Be, which was nominated for an Edgar Award; The Night She Disappeared; and Body in the Woods and Blood Will Tell, Books One and Two in the Point Last Seen series. She lives in Oregon.









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