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The Cellar by Natasha Preston

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The Cellar by Natasha Preston
Setting
The setting in the story takes place in modern day time in a small town called Long Thorpe.
Protagonist
Summer Robinson (Lily)
at the age of 16,was kidnapped and locked in a cellar for over six months.
Louis
who is also 16, is Summers boyfriend. When she went missing he did not stop looking for her.
Collin Brown
as a 30 year old man took Summer and locked her in his cellar.
Rose, Poppy, and Violet
who was also locked in the cellar with Summer(Lily). They have been there longer than Summer.
Minor Characters
Summer and Louis` family
. They were all devastated about Summers disappearance and all helped with the search to find her.
Collin`s co-workers
. They only appeared in a few chapters of the book when Collin was at his work.
The police
who did everything they could to help and look for Summer.

Point of View
The point of view in the story is a third person narration. Every chapter the point of view is through Summer, Louis, or Collins eyes.
Plot
Summer gets kidnapped by a man named Collin on the night she walked in town by herself to a friends party. She gets locked in his cellar for over six months before the police find her. The cellar she was locked in was put together just like a normal house or apartment. While she was down there, she met three other girls who had also been kidnapped by Collin. The girls names were Rose, Poppy, and Violet. Summers new name was Lily and Collins name was Clover. Collin likes flowers so much that he uses the names of flowers to name the girls and himself in his new "family". Collin ends up being caught by the police with the help of Louis. Summer and the other girls were rescued and Collin was sent to jail.
Theme
The theme in the book is to be careful and not walk on the streets alone.
Conflict
The conflict in the book was when Summer was kidnapped. Everyone dropped what they were doing and went searching for her.
Resolution
The resolution in the story is when the police go into Collins house at the perfect time. The cellar door was wide open and Collin was attacking the girls with a knife. They rescued the girls and Collin was sent to jail. I really liked the ending of the book. It was a happy ending because Louis was reunited with Summer, Collin was sent to jail, and the other girls were finally saved after years of being locked in the cellar.
Quote
The quote I picked is,
" 'Lily?' 'I`m not Lily. I`m Summer. You have the wrong person'."
I picked this quote because Summer had hope that Louis would find her and that she would be rescued. The other girls just gave up hope and mentally changed their names to the names Collin gave them.
Recommendation
I recommend this book to anyone who likes suspenseful, sad, thriller, and scary stories. At the end of each chapter, there is so much suspense that it makes you want to read more. The book is so well written you cant stop reading until you read it all.
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