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Friday, February 11, 2011

The Long Weekend by Savita Kalhan

Title: The Long Weekend
Author: Savita Kalhan
Published: October 2008
Pages: 180
Rating: 5/5
Synopsis: Sam knows that he and his friend Lloyd made a colossal mistake when they accepted the ride home. They have ended up in a dark mansion in the middle of nowhere with man who means to harm them. But Sam doesn't know how to get them out. They were trapped, then separated. Now they are alone. Will either of them get out alive? This gripping and hypnotic thriller will have you reading late into the night.

Review: This book is intense!

The book starts off with 2 kids, Sam and Lloyd. They are waiting for someone to pick them up after school when a car comes by and the driver tells them to get in. They obey and are taken to a mansion. Soon Sam figures out that things aren't the way they should be and tries to leave but it turns out to be tougher than anything he has done before.

I really enjoyed reading from the perspective of Sam. Even though he was only 11 he acted like a kid with common sense but at the same time he acted like a normal 11 year old would act. He was the new kid at school and soon makes a friend and along with him they go on a ride that they never expected. I liked seeing how he took charge and did many things to get them out of there.

Lloyd was a different story. He was in shock and that's what made him not react in the same way that we would have liked to. Sam had to be there so that he could keep going and even though he was only 11 I would have wished that he would have reacted a little like Sam did.

I had never before read a book that had to do with kidnapping kids. We see it in the news but reading about what they may go through was something new for me. If you want to read a book that is unique to those out there then this is the book for you!

1 comment:

  1. Great review. I am reading this one right now and I agree with you about everything. =]