The Cellar

By: Natasha Preston


Nothing ever happens in the town of Long Thorpe – that is, until sixteen-year-old Summer Robinson disappears without a trace. No family or police investigation can track her down. Spending long months inside the cellar of her kidnapper named Clover (aka Collin) and several other girls. Summer learns about Colin’s abusive past, and his thoughts of his victims being his family…his perfect, pure flowers. But flowers can’t survive without the sun, and time is running out.

Settings- Clovers house, Summers house

Conflict- The girls can't get out of the cellar


Summer(Lily)- One of the newest members of clovers family, she is very timid and scared and is in love with Lewis her boyfriend.

Collin(Clover)- The man who kidnapped all the girls in his cellar. He is very crazy and loves for his house to be very clean. He enjoys the thought of family and he hates it when people ruin the meaning of family and love.

Rose- The head leader of the girls who lived In clover's cellar, she lived there the longest and seemed the most comfortable living in there.

Poppy- She was like a mother to lily she lived there second longest, she was always there to help lily with decisions and when she was sick or feeling sad.

violet-During the story there were two violets due to clover killing one of them, but both were very open mined to getting out, that they would to anything to not breath lemon scented air.

Lewis- Lewis was Summers boyfriend he cared for her so much. He will do anything to find her. Lewis is very determined during the search for summer.


I would recommend this books to mature people, because this book has a lot of intense scenes when the girls are down there in the cellar. Also I would recommend this book to people who enjoy sad books, and people who like action.


I would give this book a 5/5 star rating because of how the book started off exciting and never had a dull moment, where I felt bored. I liked this book because the chapters are all based off of the characters perspective, so you will here Summers, Lewis's and Clovers opinion. When reading this book I just wanted to get to the end and finish, because I wanted to know if and when Summers when summer was gonna get out.

A quote from Clover

"I...dispose of the unclean, the dirty and filth of the world"
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