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Have you read this book? I know – it isn’t going to be for everyone but I found myself picking up this book and unable to put it down until I finished. It made me feel a lot of different feelings right alongside the main character, Gemma. If you are open to something that might make you a little uncomfortable but has a good story, check this one out!
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
(Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Published by Scholastic Inc. on January 7th 2014
Genres: Adolescence, Physical & Emotional Abuse, Social Themes, Young Adult
It happened like this. I was stolen from an airport. Taken from everything I knew, everything I was used to. Taken to sand and heat, dirt and danger. And he expected me to love him.
This is my story.
A letter from nowhere.
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.