Adrienne gets the chance to go on a once in a lifetime trip halfway across the world. The purpose is to help her stepfather prove the existence of a mythical family living alone in Siberia. Her real goal is to expose her stepfather as a believer in something absurd, write a expose type article and then land a scholarship to study journalism in school.
I liked Adrienne; I found her to be smart and resourceful in several reasonably terrifying situations. When she becomes a captive (not a spoiler because of the title- duh), she plots her escape by way of seducing the older boy in the family. I found that to be a legit exit plan and was rooting for it to work. I’d put this on the upper end of YA because of the graphic nature of the plot, but for older kids, it is a great adventure.
Please note that I received a free advance E ARC of this book from Edelweiss+ without a review requirement or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that, I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.
Notes from my Captivity by Kathy Parks
July 10, 2018