Books | Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Adolescence & Coming of Age
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.
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"at first i wasn’t super interested as the writing is pretty simple, but i love how the imagery and dialogue balances out perfectly, and how her story just played out itself. but i also feel like the ending was kinda rushed and i was anticipating a stronger last chapter that really made me think :( . 4.5!!"
"An interesting read, but not the ending i expected. I dont know what i was expecting tbh. I think my brain is all kinds of confused, i can only imagine how the main character feels. Like the main character, i made excuses and made it acceptable what the antogonist did, but then i realized there is no excuse and the author successfully did her job in warping my brain."
"The way this book just loops you for a real one is crazy. While reading I forgot she was narrating the story. It felt like I was just reading her present. And when the book ended the way it did, my mind felt blank it was unreal. It really messes with you and makes you miss somewhere you’ve never been."