Friday, March 18, 2011

Review: Stolen

Stolen: A letter to my captor by Lucy Christopher

Goodreads summary:
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.

My thoughts: 5/5

This was a very interesting way to tell a story and I enjoyed it a lot.
Written in the form of a letter from the victim to her captor, Stolen is the story of Gemma and Ty, the man who stole her.
It's told in way that makes it feel as if it happening in the now so you are left unsure of the outcome. I stayed up until I finished it because I needed to know how it would end. I think the author handled the storyline in a very sensitive and real manner.

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