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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Don't Speak to Strangers by Marion Rosen

a roller coaster of good and bad writing

Don't Speak to Strangers is like riding a roller coaster - not because of its thrills, but because sometimes it is very poorly written and sometimes it is really quite good.

The author does a pretty good job of making you wonder why this boy is singled out by the kidnapper - but when I found out why I didn't really buy it. His attempts at escape are interesting but the FBI agents are pretty lame (the female agent is hyper-concerned at being treated as an equal but is always having heart palpitations when her cute boss stands near her).

So, it is a choppy read.

I rate this book 3 stars out of 5.

Reviewed in 2004.

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