- Reading level: Young Adult
- Hardcover: 176 pages
- Publisher: Simon Pulse; First Edition. (September 2, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416960597
- ISBN-13: 978-1416960591
Once upon a time, I didn’t know how lucky I was.
Now Alice is fifteen and Ray still has her, but he speaks more and more of her death. He does not know it is what she longs for. She does not know he has something more terrifying than death in mind for her.
This is Alice’s story. It is one you have never heard, and one you will never, ever forget.
My, oh my. This book was just gripping. It is the story of a girl who is kidnapped at age 10. What this poor child goes through for 5 years is horrible. It hurts just to think about it. Her kidnapper, Ray, is horrible. I wanted to beat the crap out of this man. I had to put this book down several times because I couldn’t stand to read anything else that Ray would do to her. Ray has named her Alice and she is his. She is only allowed a small portion of food a day so she will stay a little girl for him. She has to be weighed everyday to make sure that she isn’t over 100 pounds. That is just the tip of the iceberg of what this child has to endure.
This is a book that you will have to put down out of disgust and hurt, but you will have to pick it up just as fast to find out what happens to Alice. I didn’t like the ending though. I wanted more to the ending and the author leaves it open for you to make your own ending.
A gripping read that will leave you with hurt, anger and sadness. It grabs a hold of you and keeps you reading. If you are a parent, you will also find yourself holding your children after you finish. I know I did.
Very Good! I would recommend this book! 4 STARS