Hopefully it is not a serious frozen, try this: Follow these steps to restart your device. These steps will not remove content from your device. 1. Press or slide and hold the power button for 20 seconds. 2. After 6 to 8 seconds, the screen will go blank. This is normal. Continue to hold the bower button. 3. After another 20 seconds, release the power button. The charge indicator light will turn on after a few moments. For Kindle Fire, press the power button again. 4. Your Kindle will successfully restart.
Thanks for the help, I was about to despair. I really enjoy my Kindle and couldn't afford another one right now. I did go on line to continue reading my book, but it's much easier to hold the kindle and read rather than my laptop.