Stolen Children

Stolen Children by Peg Kehret

Fourteen-year-old Amy’s excitement over her first babysitting job ends when she and her three-year-old charge are kidnapped, but a daily videorecording sent to little Kendra’s parents allows Amy to send clues, in hopes of being rescued before the kidnappers decide they no longer need her.

Book Worms Discussion Date: November 18, 2010

Discussion Questions

  1. Mrs. Nordlund hires Amy without having met her first.  Would you babysit for someone you didn’t know?
  2. Why do you think the author had Amy’s father die?
  3. When Amy woke up and realized Kendra was gone, she went looking for her and tried to stop the men from taking her.  Do you think she should have hidden instead?
  4. What would you have done if you were Amy when they stopped at the Saddle Stop Country Store?
  5. Should Amy have tried to escape without Kendra?
  6. Do you think the nanny is partly responsible and should be charged with a crime?
  7. There were several people who could have helped Amy and Kendra but never reported what they saw or knew? Why? Do you think they could have made a difference?
  8. Why did Hugh go along with Smokey’s plans?
  9. How many days are Amy and Kendra held captive?
  10. When Amy and Kendra return home, Mrs. Nordlund offers the nanny job to Amy.  Would you take it?

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