Now in paperback, the acclaimed Printz Honor Book: Sensitive, sharp, captivating!A girl: Gemma, 16, at the airport, on her way to a family vacation.A guy: Ty, rugged, tan, too old, oddly familiar, eyes blue as ice.She steps away. For just a second. He pays for her drink. And drugs it. They talk.... show more
Now in paperback, the acclaimed Printz Honor Book: Sensitive, sharp, captivating!A girl: Gemma, 16, at the airport, on her way to a family vacation.A guy: Ty, rugged, tan, too old, oddly familiar, eyes blue as ice.She steps away. For just a second. He pays for her drink. And drugs it. They talk. Their hands touch. And before Gemma knows what's happening, Ty takes her. Steals her away. To sand and heat. To emptiness and isolation. To nowhere. And expects her to love him.Written as a letter from a victim to her captor, STOLEN is Gemma's desperate story of survival; of how she has to come to terms with her living nightmare--or die trying to fight it.A Michael L. Printz Honor Book * ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults * A 2011 USBBY Outstanding International Book*"An emotionally raw thriller."--Publishers Weekly, starred review"Disturbing, heartbreaking, and beautiful all at once." --School Library Journal
Publish date: April 1st 2012
Publisher: Chicken House
Pages no: 299
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
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...
I read this book years and years ago (before I even know Goodreads existed) and it is by far one of my favourite books of all time.Beautifully written, captivating (excuse the pun!), it grabs your attention from the very first letter of the very first page and doesn't let go! Have a couple of my fa...