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Book
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Edition:
1st American ed.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Chicken House, 2010.
Description:
299 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Sixteen-year-old Gemma, a British city-dweller, is abducted while on vacation with her parents and taken to the Australian outback, where she soon realizes that escape attempts are futile, and in time she learns that her captor is not as despicable as she first believed.
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LCCN:
2009026330
ISBN:
9780545170932
0545170931
9780545170949 (pbk)
Other Number:
429634703
System Availability:
13
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
13
Control Number:
307105
Call Number:
[Fic]
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
11
# System items in:
11
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Characters
Gemma (Female), Heading to Vietnam with family; tries to escape and return home
Ty (Male), Meets Gemma in the airport; drugs her drink; kidnaps Gemma; takes her to Australia
Genre
Young adult fiction
Adventure
Topics
Dysfunctional relationships
Kidnapping
Stalkers
Abusive relationships
Setting
- Australia
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  Publishers Weekly Review

Christopher's debut is an emotionally raw thriller that follows the abduction of 16-year-old Gemma by Ty, a gorgeous, 20-something Australian who is in love with her and hopes to win her love in return. The fast-paced novel is written in the past tense as a sort of diary from Gemma to Ty, suggesting that she has escaped, though this makes the story no less suspenseful. Ty drugs Gemma in a Bangkok airport and transports her to the home he has built in the isolated Australian outback, believing he's rescuing her from shallow parents and a city life in London she never really fit into. Clever and determined, Gemma gathers her strength and plots numerous escapes to no avail. In the process, she encounters the wildness of her desert surroundings and carefully digs for Ty's weaknesses, patching together his complex history, including the extent of his six-year obsession with her. Gemma's fluctuating emotions are entirely believable-she's repulsed by Ty, but can't help recognizing the ways in which he's opened her eyes. It's a haunting account of captivity and the power of relationships. Ages 14-up. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Summary
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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