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Stalked

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Kristiana Gregory grew up in Manhattan Beach, California, two blocks from the ocean. She's always loved to make up stories [ask her family!], telling her younger siblings whoppers that would leave them wide-eyed and shivering. Her first rejection letter at age ten was for a poem she wrote in class when she was supposed to be doing a math assignment. She's had a myriad of odd jobs: telephone operator, lifeguard, camp counselor, reporter, book reviewer & columnist for the LA Times, and finally author. "Jenny of the Tetons" [Harcourt] won the Golden Kite Award in 1989 and was the first of two-dozen historical novels for middle grade readers. Several of Kristiana's titles are now available on Kindle including, "Stalked," a YA thriller set in NYC tenements in 1912; and "Curiously Odd Stories: Vol. 1" with the celebrated 'Paper Monument', a futuristic book-banning with horrific consequences. "My Darlin' Clementine" [Holiday House] takes place in an Idaho mining camp of 1866, based on the song of that name, and was Idaho's top pick for the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. "Bronte's Book Club" [HH] is set in a town by the sea and is inspired by the girls' book club Kristiana led for several years. Her most recent title with Scholastic's Dear America series is "Cannons At Dawn," a sequel to the best-selling "The Winter of Red Snow," which was made into a movie for the HBO Family Channel. Kristiana and her husband have two adult sons, and live in Idaho with their two golden retrievers. In her spare time she loves to swim, walk, read, and hang out with friends. She's trying to learn to knit, but isn't yet having much success. Check out Kristiana's blogs at http://notesfromthesunroom.blogspot.com/ for behind-the-scenes stories about her books, and with photos from her childhood.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477434828
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477434826
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,012,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you've ever wondered what it would be like to pass through Ellis Island as an immigrant (close to the turn of the 20th century),
learn a new (foreign) language, deal with a persistant stalker, maintain one's mental ability to endure separation from family and friends and (all the while) keep an inner and outer strength consistent and forcible on days where bread and tea sufficed as a meal, then STALKED is an historical fiction book you must read.

Rikke, the star of the book, is an engaging and extremely likeable 15 year-old girl who's changing circumstance takes her on the adventure of a lifetime. Great for middle-grade kids, boys or girls, and just as great for young adults and adults, I found myself wanting to read chapter after chapter, without a moment to lose! The story begins with excitement and it continues through the very end, tantalizing the reading for more. I'd say a follow-up book to this one isn't a bad idea at all.

Kristiana Gregory is a wonderful writer, with many (exceptionally written) books to her credit. STALKED is another one of those classic and enduring stories, one that is historically accurate, convincing and lovable. What a great book for schools, book reports, libraries and home libraries.

STALKED is a fantstic book; one that I highly recommend.
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Loved this Kindle book! Very historically accurate, too. The characters were well developed and the story line was enthralling. Really brought the era to life for me! Bravo, Kristiana Gregory!
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I read Stalked last night and was immediately caught up in the life of this young immigrant. I particularly loved the peek inside the process at Ellis Island of being allowed into the country during that time period. The depiction of tenement life in New York, was heartbreaking yet had its joyful moments and a sense of community you don't find today. Very enjoyable read.
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When exiled from her home after being framed for theft, Rikke - the fifteen-year old dressmaker to the Queen of Denmark - pretends to be the "bravest girl in Denmark," telling people that she is going on an adventure to see her papa, even though inside she feels terrified at leaving her home and going on a ship to a place she doesn't know. Aboard the ship, things are not what they seem: the nice man who her mother asks to chaperone her turns out to be a criminal who has chosen Rikke as his next prey.

When arriving at Ellis Island in 1911, all Rikke has are fifteen dollars and the sewing skills she has worked to learn. When the ocean wind blows her dollars overboard, Rikke finds herself dependent on the kindness of strangers and her real adventure begins...

Through a combination of third person narrative and Rikke's letters to family and friends, we see an impeccably researched immigrant story of loyalty, love, and desperation unfold through Rikke's eyes: the friends she makes from a melting pot of nationalities, the job she finds working as a seamstress, she younger sister she adopts from negligent parents, the impact of the Titanic crash on the families in New York who were awaiting their loved ones on the ship, and Rikke's growing awareness that she is being stalked by her "chaperone" from the ship ride to America.

Through these events, Rikke must learn to count on herself, her own skills and ingenuity, to survive and find her way back to her family. Indeed it is her very own craft, her sewing, that enables Rikke to pull herself up stitch by stitch and make a life for herself in early century New York. From start to finish, Stalked is a well crafted and suspenseful story in which all of the threads are woven shimmeringly into place.
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