Stolen: A Letter to My Captor
A 2011 Michael L. Printz Honor BookGemma, 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. Tyrugged, tan, too old, oddly familiarpays for Gemma's drink. And drugs it. They talk. Their... show more
A 2011 Michael L. Printz Honor BookGemma, 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. Tyrugged, tan, too old, oddly familiarpays 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 nightmareor die trying to fight it.
Publish date: February 1st 2011
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Pages no: 177
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
This is actually been difficult for me. On the one hand, I can see why the book gets 5-star ratings. It's clever how the author makes us feel like we have Stockholm syndrome too, makes us feel uncertain and confused about how we feel. Or at least I can see how some people can be unsure of how they f...
WARNING: SPOILERS Brief Background: Gemma is a sixteen year old British teen, kidnapped by Ty, a young adult who has stalked her since her childhood. Taken to a particularly uninhabited area of Australia she is faced with the possibility of no escape and living forever with her captor. This book, ...
1.5/5 starsDNF at 52%. One word--disappointed. A book about a girl who gets kidnapped and suffers through Stockholm Syndrome? Sounds interesting, or so I thought. The premise was intriguing, and it made me so excited to read the book. When I did pick up this book, boy, was I disappointed.In short, t...
Not quite sure how I am feeling after reading, Stolen. Maybe like I could be possibly suffering from Stockholm Syndrome. Yeah. Confused for sure. My final thoughts are probably as perplexing as Gemma's were by the end. She really said it best herself... "I know Ty did the wrong thing," I interrupt...
Opening Line: "You saw me before I saw you."...would be how I’d describe STOLEN. A very different sort of read that would make a good book club choice because of all the symbolism and emotions the reader is left with in the end, not all of which are comfortable. I found myself suffering from Stockho...