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Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Mar 12, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
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This gripping and chillingly realistic novel from New York Times bestselling author Sharon Draper shows that all it takes is one bad decision for everything to change.

Diamond knows not to get into a car with a stranger.

But what if the stranger is well-dressed and handsome? On his way to meet his wife and daughter? And casting a movie that very night—a movie in need of a star dancer? What then?

Then Diamond might make the wrong decision.

It’s a nightmare come true: Diamond Landers has been kidnapped. She was at the mall with a friend, alone for only a few brief minutes—and now she’s being held captive, forced to endure horrors beyond what she ever could have dreamed, while her family and friends experience their own torments and wait desperately for any bit of news.

From New York Times bestselling author Sharon Draper, this is a riveting exploration of power: how quickly we can lose it—and how we can take it back.

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There are no descriptive sex scenes. - Goodreads
The character development SUCKED and I mean that! - Goodreads
The writing is simplistic, yet engaging. - Goodreads
You want him to see naked pictures of your friend. - Goodreads
But the writing just didn't connect with me. - Goodreads

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This book is not what I expected when I picked it up. I think the author tries to follow too many characters and weaves too many sub-plots, because, to me, it didn't seem like the story was about ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aspen - Goodreads

1.) I found this book when the librarian came to our classroom and talked about it with us. 2.) The story took place around this time. It doesn't say exactly when, but it does have cell phones and ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Sharon M. Draper is a New York Times bestselling author who has received the Coretta Scott King Award for both Copper Sun and Forged by Fire. Her Out of My Mind has won multiple awards and is a New York Times bestseller. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she taught high school English for twenty-five years and was named National Teacher of the Year. Visit her at

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