YA Fiction book involving a kidnapped daughter?
March 8, 2012 8:30 AM   Subscribe

Help me find this YA fiction book wherein the president's daughter is kidnapped and ends up escaping.

I remember that she has to break the bones in her hand, particularly her thumb, to escape from being chained up in the cave/mine shaft (where she was left to die towards the end of the book).

I remember she starts getting some serious Stockholm Syndrome and shares a beer with one of her kidnappers, that one brings her some McDonalds type fast food, and that she was originally tied to a bed. I think they also broke one or both of her legs, but I could be confusing that with King's "Misery" for some reason.

And that it was set in "modern times", that being somewhere between 1980 and 1999, I think. There might also be "president" somewhere in the title. I remember the cover, at the time, had a Caucasian girl with long dark brown hair.

There might also be a sequel.
posted by DisreputableDog to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: It was a sequel itself, and it is this book. It was originally published with a different cover.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 8:37 AM on March 8, 2012 [2 favorites]

Best answer: Could it be Long Live the Queen from the President's Daughter series?
posted by cider at 8:37 AM on March 8, 2012 [2 favorites]

Seconding Long Live the Queen, that's definitely it!
posted by beyond_pink at 8:50 AM on March 8, 2012

Long Live the Queen, with zilch ambiguity. There is a sequel, Long May She Reign.
posted by Snarl Furillo at 11:34 AM on March 8, 2012

I suspect that fans of this book may also like Peter Dickinson's alternate-history mystery-adventure with a young, female heroine, King and Joker.
posted by dhartung at 12:45 PM on March 8, 2012

Response by poster: Omg, I really do adore the people of Metafilter. Y'all are like,
"Here's the exact book you asked for, the series it belongs to, and oh, hey, try this book as well!"
posted by DisreputableDog at 2:11 PM on March 8, 2012

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