Taken by David MasseyTaken by David Massey


byDavid Massey

Hardcover | August 26, 2014

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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?

DAVID MASSEY's experience as an emergency supplies consultant helped inspire his debut novel, Torn, which Booklist called "deeply affecting" in a starred review. The recent Paralympic Games in London helped spark the idea for Taken. David lives with his wife in the West Midlands of England. Friend him on Facebook at DRMasseyBooks and f...
Title:TakenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.55 × 5.86 × 1.07 inPublished:August 26, 2014Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0545661285

ISBN - 13:9780545661287

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Editorial 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