It takes more than a school trip to Washington, D.C. to change fifteen year old, Christy’s life. It takes murder. A witness to the brutal slaying of a Senator’s aide, Christy finds herself watched not only by the killers and the FBI, but also by two hot boys. She quickly discovers that if she can’t help the FBI, who want to protect her, it will cost her and her new friends their lives.
Christy comes from a small town where she considers herself brainy and not very popular. On a trip to Washington D.C., that she won through a scholarship, her life changes in many ways. She not only witnesses a murder (Which is written in great detail and made my stomach turn), but she also experiences the attention of two boys in her life.
I love that this story was placed in Washington D.C. I loved visiting this area many years ago. I wish that I could have gone on a school trip like this, minus the murder Christy and her friends witnessed. Cindy does an excellent job of describing the many sites found in D.C., without bogging the reader down with too many details. I appreciated this aspect of Cindy's writing.
Watched is a good combination of a thriller and teen-age romance angst. Christy and her friends are being followed throughout the story. The thing that keeps you on edge is trying to figure out who is really the good and the bad guys. The FBI agents make you wonder if they are there to truly help Christy or are they really there to harm her? Then Christy also has a problem with the two young men, Rick and Alex. They are both chasing her and being only 15, Christy is not sure how to handle them. Christy does a lot of soul searching as she is dealing with the attention from these boys. She struggles with her morals and values that she was taught back at home. There are some good lessons for teens in this book. I felt for Christy as she found herself in situations, that she knew she could have prevented, if only she had stuck to what she believed in. This character does grow and change on this school trip. It also makes me want to lock up my 13 year old daughter and never let her out of the house.
I don't want to give anymore of the plot away. I want you to read this one on your own. I liked Watched and I am looking forward to the next book in the series called Protected. Cindy is finished writing the first draft and starting on the edits. Please make sure that you read below to see how to enter to win a gift certificate from Amazon.com.
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