Saturday, March 26, 2016

Stolen by Lucy Christopher

This book fascinated me for some reason.  I can't put my finger on what it is about it except it makes you think about missing teens and kids and wonder if this is what it's like for some of them.   She had NO chance of getting would you cope?  What would you do?
This book is a debut novel for this author and won all kinds of awards - Michael L. Printz Honor Book, ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults, USBBY Outstanding International Book.
It only took me two days to fly through it, but I am on Spring Break. :)

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.

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