What a book!
Book Review: Protected by Cindy Hogan
Sequel to Watched, Cindy Hogan out does herself. Again.
Fifteen year-old Christy Hadden hates life back home. At her school trip in
Washington, D.C., she had a glimpse at what it felt like to belong--until the murder. Now in Montana, she slips back into the little nobody she feels she is until Alex--the love of her life--finds her. And so does the danger...
Hogan is extremely creative and a goddess of character creation as she whips up many well-rounded profiles as well as personalities for Christy when she is swept into the FBI's Witness Protection Program.
I loved learning with Christy as she fought for reformation to fit the character of a snobby cheerleader way out in Florida--far from the cozy comfort of her home, but I felt as if she submitted emotionally to this a bit easily in regards to her former life. Though Cindy Hogan mentions Christy's mourning after the fact, I would've loved to have felt a bit of Christy's mourning for the sudden loss of her family soon after she was taken into safety.
It feels as if I'm missing something when it comes to a very particular set of black-ops FBI agents who are the parents of an important character. They feel out of place since they let their distaste for Christy sway their attitude toward her. I could only hope that the author has done this quite intentionally for the next book's twist.
This story kept me turning the pages as I became fascinated by the turn of events as well as Christy's transformation into Michele, and later Ari. It's because of authors like Cindy Hogan that I couldn't put the book down!
Read my review on Hogan's first book in the Watched Series here--you don't want to miss it!
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