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Reviews by Tag: escape

Teen Review
Cover for Boot Camp by Todd Strasser
Todd Strasser
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Monday, Jul 3, 2017

Taken in the middle of the night, Garrett is taken to Harmony Lake, a boot camp for child delinquents. But Garrett knows he doesn’t deserve to be there. He doesn’t think he did anything wrong. He endures harsh physical and psychological abuse from both the campers and the staff. There is no way to fight back because the battle is futile. He can’t leave until he has admitted his “mistakes” and conformed to the standard of behavior. He has slowly been beaten, humiliated, and stripped of what little pride he has left, he feels he will never be able to escape. But then he hears rumors about a...

Teen Review
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Kristen Simmons
Reviewer's Rating: 
3
Monday, Apr 17, 2017

Fifteen year old Aya has learned to hide from the men who hunt females, then auction off their breeding rights to the highest bidder. She has avoided capture and lived freely with a rag tag group of women in the mountains. But when she is caught by businessmen on a hunting trip, she must learn to fight to survive in a whole new way.

I was hooked from the first few pages. This book was very well written, with some very raw, emotional, and controversial scenes/topics....

Teen Review
Sophie Jordan
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Friday, Jun 24, 2016

Luna is the kingdom’s lost princess, her survival depends on the world believing she is dead. Her parents were murdered seventeen years ago by a greedy chancellor so he could steal the throne during the chaos of an eclipse that cloaked the kingdom in permanent darkness. But she wants more, and when she meets a mysterious archer, she is drawn to him despite the terrible risk. When her tower is attacked by knights of the chancellor, they escape together. But this world of darkness is more dangerous than she ever realized.

I loved the relationship between Luna and Fowler. They're both...

Teen Review
April Henry
Reviewer's Rating: 
3
Thursday, Mar 3, 2016

When Griffin steals a minivan with the keys left in, he thought he got lucky. He did not bargain on 16 year old Cheyenne Wilder sleeping in the back. Now, in addition to his accidental kidnapping, he finds out she is blind and has pneumonia, and he has no idea what to do. But when his father finds out she is the daughter of the president of a powerful president of a company, there is a reason to keep her. But can she survive this real life nightmare and escape alive?

The heroine of the book is immensely brave and goes to great lengths to save herself and escape her captors. If you...