Stolen

Stolen

Book - 2010
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Sixteen-year-old Gemma, a British city-dweller, is abducted while on vacation with her parents and taken to the Australian outback, where she soon realizes that escape attempts are futile, and in time she learns that her captor is not as despicable as she first believed.
Publisher: New York : Chicken House, 2010
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780545170932
0545170931
Characteristics: 299 p. ; 22 cm
Call Number: Y CHRISTOPHER, L

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Set in the Australian Outback, teen Gemma is held captive with only her kidnapper for company. Written in letter format, it's a psychological study of obsession.


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pacl_teens Sep 11, 2020

Stolen by Lucy Christopher is a beautiful emotionally raw thriller. This book is told in the form of a letter from a victim to a captor. Teenager Gemma is in an airport one day and meets a handsome man. They have a drink together and the next second Gemma blacks out. When she wakes up she finds herself in the Australian outback. Ty has kidnapped her. What will happen to Gemma? And will she be able to escape?

Going into this book I had high expectations and this book absolutely exceeded them. I fell in love with both of the characters in this book. I like how the author does not make out Ty to be the “bad guy” you will feel sympathy for him throughout the book and you might even connect with some of his characteristics. Additionally, Gemma was not depicted as a “weak girl” that needed to be saved, but a strong girl who was determined to save herself and get herself out of the situation. Secondly, I love how this book is written in the second person so you feel even more connected to Ty and Gemma because you are reading this book from her POV. Next, the author makes the setting come alive in the book. The words that she uses to describe and depict everything are incredible. Lastly, the ending was unpredictable. The ending has you thinking about it for days after you have finished.

In short, this book is a beautifully written young adult thriller. If you enjoy a good thriller with amazing characters I recommend that you pick up this book. -Eunchae, Grade 10

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angela808
Oct 07, 2019

not as good as real Kidnapping Victim story's.

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autumnhester
Jul 17, 2018

Very meticulous on all of the descriptions throughout the book and slow-paced thriller lead me to become deeply invested in the characters and the plot-line.

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Alpha_zzz
Jan 05, 2018

I’m not sure why many reviewers found this book fascinating. Honestly, I felt it very repetitious and slow moving. As a matter of fact, I skipped several pages because it didn’t say much outside of why Ty came to the desert and how it allowed him to escape all of the terrible things in his upbringing, and the repetition of Gemma’s repulsiveness to what Ty did to her and thinking of ways to get away.
The only reason I give it 2 1/2 stars is that I believe the author is a good writer, albeit repetitious and somewhat boring. Not much of a draw for me.

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pandabear319
Sep 07, 2017

THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!!!!

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indigo_panda_209
Jun 30, 2017

This book made me go on an emotional roller coaster. I hated Ty and then I wanted so bad for Gemma to love him and hook up with him. The book makes you feel stockholm syndrome youself, and when I reached the end, I cried so hard. I knew that Ty would be caught, and yet, I hoped so badly that him and Gemma would stay together forever. This is an absolutely amazing book and it is so beautifully written!

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Kaijanora
Jun 09, 2017

I read this book in a day and it made me cry like I never had before. I love how connected with the land they were, living in a complete rural environment, somewhere I wish I could be living. Every little thing had a story to tell, it all seems so beautiful to me.

CMLibrary_KimUC Nov 15, 2016

Right and wrong become blurred as do love and obsession in this intense, conflicting and gritty narrative written as a letter from Gemma to Ty.

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awsomegirl
Oct 27, 2016

Sometimes at night my brother
snores too much.

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MichelleHaro
Apr 01, 2016

I didn't want to keep reading this book after page 200 because I knew how this was going to end. I knew that if I kept reading it would break my heart. And it did.
I hate it so much that I love it.

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leilaab519
Jul 15, 2013

Gemma (16) was in the airport one moment, and when she wakes up she's in a foreign place, in the middle of no where with a guy named Ty, who brought her here ,claiming to have saved her/ But he brought her there,against her will and expects her to stay, and maybe, love him. Will she stay? Will she love him?

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LuluY
Aug 15, 2011

A letter from Gemma- a 16 year old girl who was kidnapped from the airport- to her captor Ty. Stuck in the middle of nowhere with someone determined to win her affection; will he succeed in getting her to love him, or is it just Stockholm Syndrome?

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Aug 03, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Aug 03, 2011

Sexual Content: Nudity

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