Age Group: Young Adult
Release Date: May 2009(UK) May 1, 2010(US)
Other Books by This Author: Flyaway
Received From: Book Depository
Sixteen year old Gemma is kidnapped from Bangkok airport and taken to the Australian Outback. This wild and desolate landscape becomes almost a character in the book, so vividly is it described. Ty, her captor, is no stereotype. He is young, fit and completely gorgeous. This new life in the wilderness has been years in the planning. He loves only her, wants only her. Under the hot glare of the Australian sun, cut off from the world outside, can the force of his love make Gemma love him back? The story takes the form of a letter, written by Gemma to Ty, reflecting on those strange and disturbing months in the outback. Months when the lines between love and obsession, and love and dependency, blur until they don’t exist – almost.
It’s been a couple of days since I finished this book and I’m definitely still trying to digest it. Did I like it? I’m not really sure. Did I dislike it? No, I can’t say that. Was it an engaging read? Most definitely.
Stolen starts off with a bang. With Gemma getting kidnapped from the airport. But the rest of the story was a little slow and drawn out. But not so much that it didn’t keep me interested. The story is told in a letter Gemma, the main character, is writing to her capture. I thought that was a very intriguing was to tell the story.
I still had some mixed feelings after I finished Stolen. Maybe I still have mixed feelings. Don’t get me wrong though, the writing was great. But I was so torn between wanting Gemma to escape and wanting her to stay with Ty. That made it a big confusing mess for me.
Stolen by Lucy Christopher definitely made me think. While the ending left me a bit unsatisfied, I can’t think of any other way it could have ended. I still really recommend this book. Read it and decide for yourself!