Taken - Vampire Legends 2 Book Summary and Study Guide

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A girl realizing that there are other beings instead of just humans, on earth. Rachel Wood is a typical teenage girl, who happens to be with a boy named Benji. On the night of the spring dance. Benji tells Rachel that he is a vampire, but she just doesn't believe it and leaves him to stand on the bridge where he told her. While she is at home that night she tries not to think about the dance or what Benji told her as they stood on the bridge.
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          But the next morning when she gets to school, she really notices the damage that was done the night before. All because a few football players hit on Rachel and tried to pick on Benji. Benji ended up fighting with them, like someone who didn't have a clue as to their strength. While sitting in her home room class, the teacher tells the students that through the day they will be pulled out of their classes and questioned by police. Rachel ends up being the first person pulled out of class.
          The police show Rachel an article in the paper that shows her and Benji leaving the carnival a week ago. The article was written because Benji is the one that rescued Rachel from falling off the farris wheel at the very top. He happen to climb to the top in a matter of seconds and then bring her back down to the ground like it was nothing. When Rachel sees the article she knows that her parents will be seeing it as well. All Rachel tells the police is that she happen to meet Benji the night he rescued her and was with him last night. She even tells him the fight started because the football players started messing with Benji.
          Rachel goes through the whole day trying to figure out whether or not she should contact Benji and tell him that things have seemed to become out of control sense the fight. But decides not to. Then at the end of the day, when she gets home her parents call her into the kitchen and ask her about the article. She tells them that she met Benji that night after he saved her from falling. But all they can think about is the fact that she is on the motorcycle with a boy that they do not even know. So Rachel gets grounded. All she is allowed to do is go to school then come home do school work, eat, then go to bed for the next month.
          Meanwhile, Benji has decided to go see his twin brother Hunter and tells Hunter that he broke their coven code by telling Rachel he was a vampire. But while there Hunter rushes out of the coffee shop and tells Benji that he has to leave and go some place where no one knows about. Benji asks why, but all Hunter tells him is that he didn't think Violet would show up. But Benji has no idea who Violet is and decides to leave anyways because he has never seen his brother freak out like that before.
          After Benji leaves to go some place else, Rachel goes to school and notices that the cops are checking everyone's bags with a metal detector, and called Rachel over and tells her that they may have a clue as to where Benji is. As Rachel is headed to her first class she sees Rob, one of the football players that ended up getting beat up at the dance. Rob actually talks to Rachel as if nothing happened and asks what her plans are for the weekend.After Rachel gets out of her class she heads to the lunch room for lunch and runs into Arielle. Arielle is mad because she seen Rob talking to Rachel and Arielle likes Rob. So she tells Rachel to stay away from Rob.
          Rachel decides to sneak out with her friends to the mall. So she tells her mom that she is staying after school for math tutoring. Which her mother believes. While at the mall with her friends Rachel goes into stores like Tiffany's and is speechless because she doesn't understand how her friends spend so much money on items that were in the store. Rachel is used to shopping in places like GAP, Wal-Mart, or Target. So when she sees a GAP store, she tells her friends that she is going to go check it out. Her friends decide to go to another store while she goes to the GAP.
          While in the GAP store Rachel finds a scarf and hat that she wants and is 70% off, so she decides to stand in the line to buy her items. When all of a sudden the woman in front of her sounds really formilar. Rachel realizes that the woman in front of her is her mother. So Rachel goes and hides in one of the clothes racks until her mother has left the store. Then takes off to tell her friends that she has to go because her mother is there in the mall and is on her way to the school to pick Rachel up.
          So Rachel and her friends leave and make it back to the school a minute before her mother gets there and Rachel's friends drop her off at a side door so that she can walk out the door that her mother is picking her up at. As Rachel heads home she starts to wonder how she is going to get out of the house to go to the movies that night. So she asks her sister Sarah. Sarah agrees to sneak Rachel out of the house.
          When Rachel gets to the movies with Sarah she is standing in line with the rest of the school, to watch a three D movie that is playing. Rob decides to see if he can sit with her and her friends and everyone agrees. But while sitting there watching the movie Rob tries to touch Rachel and she isn't sure what she should do. But Then she gets a text message from Benji, asking where she is. She tells him that she is at the movies with friends.
         So Benji tells Rachel to meet him outside in the parking lot. So when Benji gets to the parking lot and sees Rachel walking to him, he thinks that she is the most beautiful thing he has ever seen. Benji asks how she is doing and she says that she is fine, but with everything that happened at the dance she isn't so sure he should even be in town. But Benji tells her that he is going home to his castle for a while, to think things over.
       When Benji leaves he leaves a kalidoscope with Rachel and tells her that if she looks into it she will realize that what he said about him being a vampire is real. So Rachel looks into it, but doesn't see anything, as she takes it away from her eye she notices that he has seemed to disappear. So she decides its time to go home.
       When she gets home she puts the kalidoscope on her night stand, gets into her pajamas and goes to sleep. She ends up dreaming about Benji and herself in a long ago place and time. She asks how she is there and he tells her that they have always been together. So Rachel wakes up and goes to his Castle. While there Hunter his brother shows up to warn Benji and Rachel that Violet is coming to kill them both.
         While Benji and Hunter are talking, Violet shows up and is about to attack the house, when the police show up at the same time. Benji decides that everyone is going to go out and try and warn the police they need to leave. While Benji, Rachel, and Hunter are all on their knees, trying to tell the cops that they need to leave. Violet has her coven and creatures attack the cops. While the cops are trying to shoot the creatures in the air, the creatures are killing the cops.
          But somewhere in all the action, Rachel ends up getting hit by a stray bullet and is laying on the ground bleeding. Benji tries to get Rachel to answer him, but she can't she is to weak to answer him. So Benji ends up in a rage and starts fighting with the creatures. Then comes back down and picks Rachel up and flies to a island and tells her that he doesn't want her to die, so she uses all her strength she has and tells him to bite her, so that he doesn't lose her. After a few minutes of telling Rachel he can't he bends down and tells her that she will be his forever and he will be hers forever, then bites her.
Best part of story, including ending: I really liked that in the end Rachel came to terms with the fact that she was in love with a vampire.

Best scene in story: My favorite scene is when Rachel ends up shot by the stray bullet and when Benji thinks that he has lost Rachel, he ends up taking his anger on the creatures.

Opinion about the main character: I like that Rachel is known as the "good" student and kid by her parents, but ends up sneaking out and living her life the way a "normal" teenager would.

The review of this Book prepared by Amie Gray a Level 2 American Robin scholar

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 70%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   vampires Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Mountains Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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