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HOSTAGE THREE
by Nick Lake

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Young Adult

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Hostage Three opens with a terror- filled scene. The story rewinds, but the adrenaline never leaves. Readers will be sucked into Amy’s story thanks to a crazy plot and an even crazier setting. The characters take time to warm up to, but they are fantastic and realistic. This is nothing like anything you’ve ever read before.

Hostages don’t have names — at least that’s what the Somali pirates who boarded Amy’s family’s yacht say. Amy’s dad is Hostage One, her stepmother is Hostage Two and Amy is Hostage Three. For days Amy is in a daze as the pirates negotiate, until she connects with translator Farouz. He is handsome, smart and funny — he’s also a pirate threatening to kill her family. (BLOOMSBURY, Nov., 320 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9781619631236, HC, 12 & Up)

Reviewed By: Julie Knowles

Publisher: BLOOMSBURY

Published: November 2013

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