Three Days (Paperback)

By Donna Jo Napoli

Puffin Books, 9780142500255, 151pp.

Publication Date: July 14, 2003



While driving in the Italian countryside, eleven-year-old Jackie's father suddenly collapses at the wheel. Fear for her father's life quickly turns to terror when two Italian men kidnap her and drive to their remote home in the countryside. Jackie soon discovers that her captors are actually a family, plagued by a mysterious secret. Award-winning novelist Donna Jo Napoli has created a haunting thriller that gives life to Jackie's utter desperation and determination to escape.

About the Author

Donna Jo Napoli is the author of Crazy Jack, The Magic Circle, Stones in Water, and many other books. She is the chairperson of the linguistics department at Swarthmore College.

Praise For Three Days

"Nightmarish scenes...a suspenseful reading experience." -School Library Journal

"Taut and suspenseful...the present-tense narration gives it a you-are-there immediacy."-The Horn Book