Spring '13 Kids List
“Fifteen-year-old Diamond Landers is a beautiful, talented dancer who would give anything to be on a TV dance show. So how could she not accept a stranger's invitation to audition for a part in a Hollywood movie? Unfortunately, that's the worst decision of her life, and one can only hope that she'll live through it. Bestselling author Draper offers a chilling and timely new novel.”
— Ellen Klein, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA
This gripping, chillingly realistic novel from "New York Times" bestselling author Sharon Draper, "by turns pulse-pounding and inspiring" ("Kirkus Reviews"), shows that all it takes is one bad decision for a dream to become a nightmare.
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.