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You saw me before I saw you. In the airport, that day in August, you had that look in your eyes, as though you wanted something from me, as though you'd wanted it for a long time.
It happened like this.
I was stolen from an airport.
This book I read years go. It really captivated me, and it shows how not all kidnappers are evil and want you for your money, but it also shows that there are good reasons behind it too, and the kidnapping of the 16 year old heroine changed her life in a better way.
The scenes of it were very beautifully pictured in my mind, of how the young kidnapper's love for painting and the Australian desert. He shows her how not everything is as it seems to be.
I highly recommend it, even for those who don't like romance.
This is an adventurous book about a 16 year old girl who gets stolen at a Bangkok airport, drugged and disguised, she is taken to dirt and danger, heat and land. Deserted in the middle of the Australian desert, Jemma is taught about the land, how the Australian desert is alive and it needs loving, her captor Ty, teaches her the ways the land was created. Ty shows her why she shouldn’t leave and should stay with him forever, Ty’s skin, dark and tanned, Jemma sees how Ty is part of the land. Will she learn she must become part of the land too? Or will she try an escape her captor’s grasp?
A Capturing story that had me laughing, anxious and I couldn’t put it down! A story that will change your first thoughts about Ty, Jemma and the Australian desert. I recommend this book to any one over the age of 11. This is a great book that I thoroughly enjoyed and had me taken by the first line.
I love this book! This is a great book to read if you like adventures or mystery! THAT'S THE BOOK FOR YOU!!
Lucy Christoper, you are the greatest author of adventure books! Hope more of you books are coming!!
Favourite Quote: "Lets face it, you did steal me. But you saved my life too. And somewhere in the middle, you showed me a place so different and beautiful, I can never get it out of my mind. And I can't get you out of there either. You're stuck in my brain like my own blood vessels."
Stolen is one huge emotional rollercoaster ride. It had my stomach all tied up in knots and made my heart ache but it was AMAZING. Truly, a stunning and thought provoking read.
Lucy Christopher is a brilliant writer. She really get you thinking about what is right and wrong and the place in between. The plot was intense and captivating just like the characters. Stolen is a story that you get emotionally invested in. And the way Christopher vividly describes how stunningly gorgeous the land really is and how deadly it can be, makes it feel like it is another important character in this tale.
When I think of Gemma the first word that comes to mind is brave. To be put in that situation at 16 I don't know if I could have handled it with as much strength as she did. She never gave up hope for escape even when her feelings towards Ty began to change.
Ty, wow, what a damaged yet frighteningly beautiful soul. Even though it is written from Gemma's POV, I felt we got Ty story as well. He is a character that haunts your thoughts. I was so confused about how I felt about him. I know what he did was wrong and I should be disgusted by him but I liked him. You could see why he thought what he did was right in his head. Just thinking about him breaks my heart.
The ending it made me cry like a baby and it hurt. I know some people will disagree with me but I really wish it could have ended another way. Yet I see that it would have been impossible.
Stolen, is an unforgettable and breathtaking story that I highly recommend. Just make sure you are ready for a few tears.
En route at the airport, sixteen year-old English teen Gemma is swept up in an encounter with a charming young man. When she awakens, she is trapped in the middle of the harsh Australian landscape with Ty, a trouble man who has retreated away from society. Stolen is told almost entirely in second person, in a letter to Ty from Gemma’s point of view. Lucy Christopher does an amazing job capturing the Australian landscape and commendably developed Ty into a fleshed out and sympathetic character. Gemma’s journey reminded me of Jenny Agutter’s character in the film Walkabout (1971). Would highly recommend.