Stolen by Lucy Christopher

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Ty, no matter how he looked or what he said, is a dangerous and abusive figure. Readers must be wary of falling prey to the deception of the predator. Overall, STOLEN is a lovely and complex novel.
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A stunning debut novel with an intriguing literary hook: written in part as a letter from a victim to her abductor. Sensitive, sharp, captivating!

Gemma, 16, is on layover at Bangkok Airport, en route with her parents to a vacation in Vietnam. She steps away for just a second, to get a cup of coffee. Ty--rugged, tan, too old, oddly familiar--pays for Gemma's drink. And drugs it. They talk. Their hands touch. And before Gemma knows what's happening, Ty takes her. Steals her away. The unknowing object of a long obsession, Gemma has been kidnapped by her stalker and brought to the desolate Australian Outback. STOLEN is her gripping story of survival, of how she has to come to terms with her living nightmare--or die trying to fight it.
 

About Lucy Christopher

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LUCY CHRISTOPHER'S novel STOLEN was named a Printz Honor Book by the ALA and received England's Branford Boase award and Australia's golden Inky for best debut. In a starred review, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY called it *"an emotionally raw thriller...a haunting account of captivity and the power of relationships."* She is also the author of FLYAWAY, a novel for younger readers. Lucy lives in Monmouth, Wales, where she is currently finishing her third book, THE KILLING WOODS, a psychological thriller for teens. Visit her website www.lucychristopher.com and follow her on Twitter @LucyCAuthor.
 
Published April 1, 2012 by Perfection Learning. 299 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Romance. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Stolen
All: 6 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Good

From its compelling opening, the novel delivers taut suspense and a riveting plot in a haunting setting.

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Guardian

Excellent
on Sep 11 2011

A brilliant read: I would definitely recommend it.

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Teen Reads

Good
Reviewed by Sarah Rachel Egelman on May 01 2010

Ty, no matter how he looked or what he said, is a dangerous and abusive figure. Readers must be wary of falling prey to the deception of the predator. Overall, STOLEN is a lovely and complex novel.

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HSJ

Excellent
on Dec 10 2010

It keeps your mind turning long after you finish it and is a beautifully written book.

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Teen Ink

Excellent

It is too mature for younger audiences just because of the events that occur, but for the right age group, it is life-changing.

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Teen Ink

Excellent

This is a ‘must read’ thought-provoking novel and recommended to all!

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