Monday, May 12, 2008

Taken by Edward Bloor

3 of 12 for the 2008 Young Adult Challenge

Charity lives in a high tech future - our modern world taken to the next level. The divide between the rich and poor is greater than ever - the rich live incredibly secluded, "on-line" lives while the rest of the world suffers. Charity is the lonely thirteen year old daughter of a wealthy dermatologist and in her world, kidnapping is a regular form of business. And while she's been trained to know what to do in the event that she gets kidnapped - when her turn comes, things do not go according to plan.

I loved the premise of this book - such a unique look at our not-too-distant future, and I totally believed it. Charity as a character felt like a realistic, frustrating teenager, searching for people to love her and yet leave her alone at the same time. I was completely caught off guard by the climax and the ending felt in tune with the book. Really interesting read.

4 comments:

Joy said...

This sounds interesting! I do not like fantasy or anything too way out there, but this has intrigued me. I'm putting it on my TBR list. Thanks!

Michelle said...

This sounds like a good one for my book club. They seem to really like books that have twists and interesting endings.
Have you thought about putting a star rating on the books you post here?

alisonwonderland said...

i've already got this one on my to-read list. i'm not sure where i heard about it - but your review makes me want to read it sooner than later. :)

Corinne said...

Michelle - I haven't put stars up before because I do it on Shelfari, but I should. Now I will :)

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