Review: Stolen: A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher

stolenStolen: A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher

Details: Paperback, 301 pages
Published: May 4th 2009 by Chicken House Ltd
Source: I bought it
Buy it: The Book Depository
My Rating: 5 stars

Summary: 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.

Review: Stolen is an amazing book. The kind you just don’t want to put down. I couldn’t stop reading it. I had to know how it would end. I loved Lucy Christophers writing. It pulled me in from the first page because of how beautifully written it is.

I loved both Gemma and Ty, which is odd. I’m not sure if I should love Ty as much as I do. After all, he did kidnap Gemma. I do love him though. He was such a great character and I actually liked him more than Gemma. Not much more, because Gemma was great pretty herself and was very likeable.

This book is a hard one to review because it is just so incredible. Everything about it is perfect. I wouldn’t change a thing about it. If you haven’t read Stolen yet, you need to. It’s a must read.

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