Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Book Review: Watched by Cindy Hogan

Watched by Cindy Hogan
Publisher:  O'neal Publishing
Publication Date:  April 28th 2011
ISBN:  1453899154
Genre: Contemporary YA, Suspense 
Book Blurb:  It takes more than a school trip to Washington, D.C. to change fifteen-year-old Christy's life. It takes murder.


A witness to the brutal slaying of a Senator's aide, Christy finds herself watched not only by the killers and the FBI, but also by two hot boys.


She discovers that if she can't help the FBI, who want to protect her, it will cost her and her new friends their lives
My Thoughts:  I found Watched to be an exciting book to read!   I had picked it up several times to read it the same time as another book, and always put it on the backburner.    Not for any real reason, other than I always had something else to do.  Once I actually sat down and started to read it, I could not put it down.  This one is a page-turner!  I kept wanting to read just one more page, and then another!!!


Christy is such a real character!  She is not a popular student, always wanting to fit in and have some fun.  She filled out the scholarship application for the trip to Washington D.C. so that she could change her life.  She definitely didn't know what she was signing up for!!!  


I must say, I was not sure who I wanted Christy to fall for.  At first, I loved both boys.  After a while, though, I lost interest in Alex.  I felt he was a bad influence on her, and was leading her down the wrong path - not allowing her to follow her better judgement.  Rick on the other hand, I was not really interested in at first, but soon loved him.  He, in my view, was a better pick for Christy, allowing her to be herself.  You'll have to read the book to find out who she chose!!!!


You wouldn't think that kids and politics would mix.  Cindy Hogan found a way to make it work!  This one if full of intrigue, suspense and is a true thriller!!!  I was actually scared for the kids!  I was suspicious of everyone they came in contact with!  I wasn't sure who they should trust.  I am still thinking about the characters.  I am anxious to read Protected, the next in the series.  As soon as I finish my current read, I am starting it.  


Don't hesitate on this one - pick it up NOW!!!!


About the Author:  Cindy Hogan enjoys spending time with and writing about unpredictable teenagers. If she's not reading or writing, you'll find her with her own teen daughters or her fun husband. She graduated with a BA in secondary education.


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