A Review by Brian
One day five students from a rich neighborhood, Marianne, Glenn, Bruce, Dex, and Jesse, notice that they have a different bus driver. He seems normal and they don't think much of their bus driver. He tells the students that he has to pick up a friend that lives close by, the kids think that it is sort of weird that he is using the bus to pick up his friend but they don't seem to really mind very much. It ends up that his friend and him drive past the neighborhood and tell them they are planning to kidnap them for ransom. They take the kids to a deserted town, and they are held in a cabin in the mountains for a ransom of 15,000 dollars each.
The thing I liked in this book is the suspenseful moments. The story shows the characters emotions very well. I like the way the author arranges the events and the way they unfold. I think the best thing he does is describe the characters life's at home and what their parents are doing before the kidnapping and during the kidnapping. I think it was a very good decision that he chose to include the parent's lives and how they are dealing with the situation. I only thing I wish the author would have done was to make the ending more descriptive and gone farther into the story. P>I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a suspenseful and kind of an adventure like book. There aren't many hard words in this book so it can be read by most age groups. I think this is a great book if you like to read mystery stories.