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Taken

By David Massey   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545661287 Hardcover
320 Pages | 5.86" x 8.55" | Ages 14 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545661294 Ebook
320 Pages | Ages 14 & Up

The trip of a lifetime turns into a fight to the death when six athletes are taken hostage by pirates off the coast of Africa.

Six crew members are toughing it out, trying to come together as a team to sail around the world on a grueling challenge for charity. Four are teen military veterans disabled in combat: They're used to being pushed to the limit. But nothing could have prepared them for being kidnapped by the Lord's Resistance Army. Suddenly, the trip of a lifetime turns into a dark journey into the African jungle. Taken hostage by a notorious warlord and his band of child soldiers, how will Rio, Ash, Marcus, Jen, Charis, and Izzy survive?

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Torn:

* "Vivid and terrifying . . . [an] intense page-turner." -Booklist, starred review

"An intriguing mystery and a terrific first novel." -School Library Journal

"Torn shows readers the ghost of hope and desperate longing for peace that keeps pulling us back to Afghanistan. A powerful and important novel." -Trent Reedy, author of Words in the Dust

"[An] intense and heart-wrenching debut novel . . . . Massey delicately and impressively explores military politics, the stress of combat, and the roots of terrorism in a story about . . . the heavy toll [war] exacts on all parties involved." -Publishers Weekly