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Hostage Three

By Sally Engelfried, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Riveting story of teen hostage falling for Somali pirate.

Book Nick Lake Adventure 2013
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Just as in his award-winning debut, In Darkness, author Nick Lake's strength here is in making the reader understand the desperation that drives his characters to take violent and illegal actions. The pacing is taut and exciting, as the narrative alternates between the tense action of the pirates taking over Amy's father's yacht and demanding a ransom for its passengers and Amy's memories of her mother before she committed suicide. Characters are multifaceted and there are no easy answers, which makes for a fascinating story that will give readers something to think about.

Book Details

  • Author: Nick Lake
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Topics: Adventures, Pirates
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: November 12, 2013
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Available on: Nook, Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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