FC: June Williams Period 7 English 1
2: Catherine Atkins
3: Setting: Central Valley California
4: Summary This story is about a young boy who had a normal life. With normal parents and normal household that he shares with his little brother and sister. All that changed when a man named Ray kidnapped him and put him in the van. He has been missing for 2 years and his family the town and all the people who seen the news was worried about him. He lived with this man over 2 years. Now finally he brings him back to his home with no information where he was all that time. He reunites with his family and at the same time he does not feel right around them at all. He has been around Ray for so long that he is the only person that can cooperate with. As time can passes he finally tells the police about Ray.
5: How he abused and sexually harassed him. Now Ray is in jail but he has to deal with all the whispers of other people and all the mess that other people talk about towards him. As the story ends Jeffery finds a way to overcome all the stress and madness he went through. Theme The theme of this story is little kids these days should be careful were they are at. They don't know the environment then they should not just walk somewhere without adult supervision. Little kids and some teenagers should be cautious about talking to other people they don't know.
6: Jeff: A 16 year old. White with a low cut buzz. He was kidnapped when he was 13 and sexually abused for over 2 years. He finally returns home confused about his life, his friends, and his family. He tries to maintain a focus on life and get it back togethor the way it was when he got kidnapped.
7: Detective Dave: He is nice when he want to get information out of you but other times he might be your worst nightmare. He like to get straight to the point. | Ray: Ray is the man who kidnapped Jeff and sexually harassed for over 2 years. He barely talks and he only want you to speak when spoken to. He has a quick temper that he loves to show.
8: Internal Jeff is having a hard time communicating with other people so he locks himself in his room. He still feels the pain and torment that Ray left on him. No matter what Jeff cannot forget that awful day when Ray kidnapped him. Now the mess in town and the rumors people say while he around to here and listen. Jeff believes its no hope for his life.
9: External The people around him always make jokes and talk down about him when he around. Jeff just cant take it with the rumors and the stress that his family gives all day. Then all the interviews he have to take for the newspaper and the reporters.
10: About the Author: Catherine Atkins is a wonderful writer. She has written a lot of interesting books. She also loves to write about horror are mystery books. Sometimes she is a part time teacher, but mostly she loves to write.
11: Recommendation: I would recommend this book to certain people that i know. For example my mother love books like this. The suspense of what might happen next or who might get killed or beat up. This book is really good and has some bad parts that i didn't enjoy reading , but through all it was a good book.