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Hostage Three

by Nick Lake

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As Amy sets out to sea with her family on a yacht, she's only thinking about the peaceful waters and the warm sun. But she doesn't get either after a group of pirates seize the boat and its human cargo, and the family becomes a commodity in a highly sophisticated transaction. Hostage One is Amy's father--the most valuable. Hostage Three is Amy, who can't believe the nightmare she's in. But something even stranger happens as she builds a bond with one of her captors, making it brutally clear that the price of life and its value are two very different things.

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"Starred Review. An inventive narrative construction (Lake offers alternate endings) plays on the highly unstable situation of this utterly compelling read. Ages 12+" - Publishers Weekly

"A diamond in the rough that, pared down, could be a glittering gem." - Kirkus

"Starred Review. The narrative twist is brilliant, taking readers on an emotional ride to the very last page." - School Library Journal

"Starred Review. Intelligent, empathetic, and eye-opening." - Booklist

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I loved every page!
When I first looked at the book I thought it was going to be like your average cliche romance but I was wrong. The format of the book drew me in and I continued to read. Yes it is a romance but the events that happend are far from cliched. It was a good read.

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Nick Lake Author Biography

Nick Lake is Editorial Director for fiction for HarperCollins Children's Books and is the author of The Secret Ministry of Frost and Blood Ninja. In Darkness, set in Haiti, is Nick's first book for adults and older teen readers. He discovered Haitian culture as part of his Master's Degree in Linguistics and has since been fascinated by it. Nick lives with his wife and daughter near Oxford, England.

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