Thursday, May 14, 2009

~Book Review~ Torched by April Henry

When Ellie's aging hippie parents are busted for growing marijuana in their basement, Ellie is forced to make a terrible decision; help the feds by going uncover to help bust a radical activist group known as MED (mother earth defenders) and her parents will not serve jail time OR do nothing and she will be sent to live in a foster home as her parents will be locked up. Ellie decides to help out...her decision based solely on her father's poor health. The MEDics, as they are called, are a group of young adults who are hell bent on saving the earth from man-made pollution and destruction. Ellie is younger than all of the other members in the group, and forms a special bond with Coyote, a cute blue-eyed, curly-headed guy whom Ellie falls head over heels for. The feeling seems to be mutual, and Ellie feels terrible betraying Coyote's trust in her. So far, the group has committed acts of vandalism to animal research facilities and suv dealerships. When there becomes talk of actually harming people, Ellie panics. This is the very reason that the feds want her undercover - to bust the MEDics for taking human lives. Torched was a fast-paced roller coaster ride with a lot of twists and turns, and a little romance thrown in for good measure. I enjoyed it! This is a recommended read. 4 Stars Publisher: The Penguin Group 212 Pages ISBN: 978-0-399-24645-6


Barb Davis said...

Thanks for the review. The book sounds like a good read.

Jess said...

That sounds great ... thanks for the review.

Teddyree said...

Great review, I've seen this one on a few blogs now and it's had pretty good reviews


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