The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

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The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die
by April Henry

Cady, 16, wakes up on the floor of a cabin. Two of her fingernails have been yanked out. A man says, “Take her out back and finish her off.” Worst of all, she has total amnesia. To her shock, she discovers that she knows how to fight—she beats up her captor and flees, and what follows is 28 hours of outfoxing an unknown enemy who wants her, and apparently her family, dead. Cady’s accomplice is Ty, a McDonald’s cashier who risks his own skin to help her to safety.

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690 Middle School 240 Drama 2014 1250044375

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Taken

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Taken
by Edward Bloor

Thirteen-year-old Charity Meyers lives with her father, a dermatologist whose wealth has survived the World Credit Crash, and her stepmother, a noxious vidscreen personality. Despite all the precautions within the Meyers’ high-security housing development, Charity is kidnapped on New Year’s Day 2036—the taken of the title, also a chess allusion to a didn’t-see-it-coming plot twist. Because child-snatching is a major growth industry in South Florida, Charity has been trained to handle the stress and she knows what should happen. [spoiler title=”<---- More"]Within 24 hours, her parents will empty their home vault of its currency, and she will be freed. Pacing the narrative so readers can feel the clock ticking, the author fills in Charity's back story—the ironic death of her mother to skin cancer, her days at satschool, where education comes beamed in from an elite Manhattan academy, her home run by Albert and Victoria, the butler and maid whose very names are regulated by Royal Domestic Services. [/spoiler][/one_half_last] [divider top="0"] [three_fourth]

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640L Middle School 256 Thriller/Suspense 2009 0440421283

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Husband

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The Husband
by Dean Koonz

One morning, Southern California gardener Mitchell Rafferty gets a call on his cellphone from a stranger saying that Mitch’s beloved wife, Holly, has been kidnapped and that he has less than three days to come up with $2 million in cash. Of course, he’s warned not to involve the police. While Mitch is still on the phone, the kidnapper proves his seriousness by directing Mitch’s attention to a man walking a dog across the street. A moment later the man is shot dead. Mitch must walk a fine line –cooperating with the police inquiry into this murder without revealing Holly’s plight.

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910 Middle School 432 Thriller/Suspense 2012 034553333X

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