The Cellar, by Natasha Preston, is a fiction thriller novel. It is about a young girl named Summer who gets kidnapped and taken to a cellar. With several other girls she is forced into a pretend life. While in the cellar she has to cook, clean, look good, and entertain Colin. The novel shows her, her family, and friends’ perspectives throughout Summer’s time inside the cellar. Will she ever be able to escape the cellar?
This novel deals with some mature topics such as rape and abuse, so the audience should be mature. This book is one of my all-time favorite books. Throughout the entire novel I was intrigued and in suspense. I would recommend this book to young adults who are interested in a fast read that will have you hanging onto your seat. It also has a faced paced plot for anyone who does not like unnecessary details. I would give this novel 5/5 stars.