Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Long Weekend by Savita Kalhan

The Long Weekend by Savita Kalhan

Released: October 2008
Publisher: Anderson Press Ltd.
Genre: Young Adult - Thriller
Pages: 180
Source: Teen Book Scene

Rating: ♥♥♥

11-year-old Sam has moved to a new city, something he's very used to and starts to hang out with Lloyd. They haven't been friends for long, but after they get into a car that they've both mistaken for one another's, both of their worlds are about to change drastically.

One minute one thinks everything will be okay while the other one is in fear. Before the end of the night, they both realize that the man driving the car isn't setting anything up for Lloyd's father like they assumed. They've been kidnapped, and now it's a fight for survival. Sam was definitely the strongest character in the story, trying to make sure him and Lloyd both get out of this alive.

Savita Kalhan did a wonderful job of writing something that will give most people chills due to the fact that kidnapping is a realistic issue and a very scary one. I never really felt like I got to know the boys that well though. The book is mainly plot driven and does make for a quick read.

Even though both boys are 11, this book might not be suitable for a younger crowd. I, on the other hand, thought I would be a bit more creeped out by it. I can't exactly pin point why this didn't really win me over, but all in all it was still a pretty good read.



Ann Summerville said...

Thanks for the review

brandileigh2003 said...

Thanks for honest review-- sounds worthy of getting on TBR at some point.
Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog