Book: Stolen: A Letter to My Captor.
Written By: Lucy Christopher.
Synopsis: (From Book) Sixteen year old Gemma is kidnapped from Bangkok airport and taken to the Australian Outback. This wild and desolate landscape becomes almost a character in the book, so vividly is it described. Ty, her captor, is no stereotype. He is young, fit and completely gorgeous. This new life in the wilderness has been years in the planning. He loves only her, wants only her. Under the hot glare of the Australian sun, cut off from the world outside, can the force of his love make Gemma love him back? The story takes the form of a letter, written by Gemma to Ty, reflecting on those strange and disturbing months in the outback. Months when the lines between love and obsession, and love and dependency, blur until they don’t exist – almost.
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book. Usually, I’m not a big fan of the way it was written like a letter. Don’t get me wrong, it is still a GREAT book, I just don’t really care for books written that way. The story is good and I really enjoyed it. It keeps you on your toes, and has you practically drooling over what’s going to happen next! Sadly the ending left me wanting to know more. I NEED to know what happened to both Gemma and Ty, her kidnapper. TELL ME MORE!
I’ve always wanted to read something that deals with Stockholm Syndrome. Lucy Christopher did a great job showing how Gemma goes from liking Ty, to hating him, back to liking him, and eventually falling in “love” with him. I say “love” because was it really love? or did she just feel bad for him? After hearing his story and why he took her, I felt bad for him. Which I guess just shows how true Stockholm Syndrome is. Even after getting away from him she stuck up for him and even kept the ring her gave her. I was so conflicted. You know he is wrong and should be punished, but I still felt so bad for him. It wasn’t even me and I kind of fell for him. I wanted him to just let her go and move on with his life. But then I got to thinking about it and wrong is wrong. If he didn’t get caught he probably would have just moved on to become obsessed with someone else who needed “saving” as he put it. He is sick and he needs mental help. I guess sometimes it’s easy to be blinded by someone else’s sadness.
I gave this book 4 Stars.