Stolen by Lucy Christopher
Published by Chicken House
$17.99 (US hardback)
What it's about:
A stunning debut novel with an intriguing literary hook: written in part as a letter from a victim to her abductor. Sensitive, sharp, captivating!
Gemma, 16, is on layover at Bangkok Airport, en route with her parents to a vacation in Vietnam. She steps away for just a second, to get a cup of coffee. Ty--rugged, tan, too old, oddly familiar--pays for Gemma's drink. And drugs it. They talk. Their hands touch. And before Gemma knows what's happening, Ty takes her. Steals her away. The unknowing object of a long obsession, Gemma has been kidnapped by her stalker and brought to the desolate Australian Outback. STOLEN is her gripping story of survival, of how she has to come to terms with her living nightmare--or die trying to fight it
This is one of those rare books that when I finished reading the book (which was fast because I couldn't put it down), I had to sit there for a few minutes, soak in what I just read, and then immediately write my review. I have to tell the world about this book. While I was reading it, every time I could, I'd tell someone, whoever was closest to me, about the book.
Stolen really got me thinking. It was written in a letter form from a girl who was stolen to her captor. This was by far the most interesting form of writing I have ever read. It really gets to the heart of the story. My words will not give justice to how amazing the writing of this book is.
This book had me not only questioning the characters, but questioning myself and my reactions to the story. This was such a mind blowing love story. It is one of those taboo loves that really get you questioning all of your views on love. This book reminded me a lot of Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma in that respect. I will not be able to get this book out of my head for a while.
My rating: 10/10