Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Stolen, by Lucy Christopher

What if you were Gemma, an English schoolgirl kidnapped from an airport on your way to Vietnam with your parents? What if you ended up in the unknown outback of Australia with your kidnapper? And what if that kidnapper knew so much about you because he'd been watching you since you were 10 years old. Creepy? Definitely. An effective, engrossing, enthralling plot? You bet. Published last year to great acclaim, Stolen, Lucy Christopher's first novel, is a young adult title that is every bit as gripping as a novel in the same genre written for adults. It's a thriller, a story of survival, a tale about people damaged by their experiences. Read it, admire it and hope that Lucy Christopher can sustain her power throughout her writing life.
Rating - I give this 5/5
Get this from the library
eviewed by Jan @ Ballarat branch

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