This book has an amazingly cool premise: boys in a town disappear into thin air on their eighteenth birthday. I went into this book expecting a sort of spooky paranormal read. When the Heist was finally explained, the plot took a direction that I was not expecting and wasn't very excited about. I know that's vague, but I can't really explain without spoilers.Taken was not a bad book at all, just a "Not For Me" kind of book. I do think there will be readers out there who will enjoy it and I'm very sorry I wan't one of them.