Happy book birthday to The Girl in the White Van by April Henry! I’m not usually a thriller novel kind of person, but I have to admit that this one is doing a great job of tempting me. I’ve also heard so many amazing things about April Henry and her writing that I think it’s probably about time that I read one of her books, don’t you? I reckon I’ll start with this one.
A teen is snatched after her kung fu class and must figure out how to escape—and rescue another kidnapped prisoner—in this chilling YA mystery. When Savannah disappears soon after arguing with her mom’s boyfriend, everyone assumes she's run away. The truth is much worse. She’s been kidnapped by a man in a white van who locks her in an old trailer home, far from prying eyes. And worse yet, Savannah’s not alone: Ten months earlier, Jenny met the same fate and nearly died trying to escape. Now as the two girls wonder if he will hold them captive forever or kill them, they must join forces to break out—even if it means they die trying. Master mystery-writer April Henry weaves another heart-stopping young adult thriller in this story ripped straight from the headlines.