The Taking

The Taking

Book - 2014
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The last thing Kyra Agnew remembers is a flash of bright light. She awakes to discover that five whole years have passed. Everyone in her life has moved on - her parents divorced, her boyfriend is in college and dating her best friend - but Kyra's still the sixteen-year-old she was when she vanished. She finds herself drawn to Tyler, her boyfriend's kid brother, despite her best efforts to ignore her growing attraction. In order to find out the truth, the two of them decide to retrace her steps from that fateful night. They discover there are others who have been "taken," just like Kyra. Only, Kyra is the first person to have been returned past the forty-eight-hour taken mark. With a determined, secret government agency after her, Kyra desperately tries to find an explanation and reclaim the life she once had . . . but what if the life she wants back is not her own?
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062293602
0062293605
Branch Call Number: Teen Der
Characteristics: 357 pages ; 22 cm

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olive_gazelle_4
Jun 26, 2015

***SPOILERS***

I enjoyed this book so much. The description and way of writing was breathtaking and the characters were a piece of art. This book was a true masterpiece.

What I truly loved were the characters. I felt such empathy for Kyra, and felt like crying and screaming at the same time when I imagined what she must be going through. The book was very touching for me, and it just makes you think about the things you take for granted. I felt her anger and resentment towards her stepdad and stepbrother, and the feeling of betrayal when her mother didn't believe her. I felt hatred towards Cat and Austin and love towards Tyler. Kyra's emotions were just so easy to understand, it was like she was another half of me.

And Tyler just stole my heart. If you had to think of the perfect boyfriend, he would be it. It was so hard when he was dying, and it felt like I knew him.

I don't really think I can think of any cons about this book, unless you are kind of squeamish and don't like diseases to be described (I don't like that either, but I was fine). Also, there was quite a lot of cussing in this book, but I think that kind of added character, since most teenagers I know cuss a little, and it made them seem down to earth. I don't even particularly enjoy Sci-Fi, and yet I loved this book!

I can't wait to read the next book, and meet up with the characters (who feel like my friends as this point). I defiantly recommend this book.

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BUNBUN1978
May 03, 2015

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review This was a good book. a plot that has some similarities to the flight of the navigator. A teenage girl disappears for five years and returns the same age as when she left. my only complaint was that after a slow build up all the main action takes place in the last few chapters the leaves you hanging for the second book in the series. Also I know Kyra had been thru much emotional distress but she was a bit horrible to her family

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gracenote123
Apr 05, 2015

This is a great quick read. Lots of suspense, but don't read if you do not like hemorrhagic fevers being described. :)

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tacos36
Sep 05, 2014

really, really good

AREEJ ALI Jul 18, 2014

BEST BOOK EVER! NO WORDS! TO! EXPLAIN! HOW! GOOD! IT! IS!

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stepha89
Jul 10, 2014

The beginning of what has the potential to be Kimberly Derting's best series yet. Kyra's attempts to figure out where she fits into a world where everyone else has moved on without her, while trying to figure out what happened to her the night she disappeared and in the five years since, are woven together effortlessly. The first half of the book drags a little as Kyra settles back in, but the last half really picks up, and hopefully sets the tone for the rest of the series.

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olive_gazelle_4
Jun 26, 2015

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Jul 10, 2014

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stepha89
Jul 10, 2014

Sexual Content: Occasional suggestive content; not graphic.

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stepha89
Jul 10, 2014

Coarse Language: Nothing gratuitous or outside the realm of what teenagers already know, anyway.

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stepha89
Jul 10, 2014

Violence: Occasional gun violence; not graphic.

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