August 01, 2011
The purpose of Mark Twain Award books is to provide children of Missouri with a recommended reading list of literature that will enrich their lives. Students in grades four through six select the winner.
These books are very popular, and are always checked out at our branch. I decided to read this year’s winner, Stolen Children by Peg Kehret. This is a non-stop adventure about two girls who are kidnapped, and taken to a remote cabin in the woods. The characters are vivid and memorable, especially Amy, who is admirable, clever, and believable with her faults and fears.
The author’s descriptions are precise and straight to the point which makes for a fast and enjoyable read. Peg Kehret, an amazing author with a unique writing style, has penned another winning story.