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ISBN13: 9780545170932
ISBN10: 0545170931
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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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While on a layover at Bangkok Airport, 16-year-old Gemma, the unknowing object of a long obsession, is kidnapped by Ty and stolen away to the Australian Outback.

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An intensely powerful account of a teen, bullied for her port-wine stain, who must summon her personal strength to survive abduction and horrific abuse at the hands of a deranged killer.

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Sixteen-year-old Sarah Meadows longs for "normal." Born with a port wine stain covering half her face, all her life shes been plagued by stares, giggles, bullying, and disgust. But when shes abducted on the way home from school, Sarah is forced to uncover the courage she never knew she had, become a hero rather than a victim, and learn to look beyond her face to find the beauty and strength she has inside. Its that—or succumb to a killer.

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Hannah has struggled ever since her parents were killed and her beloved uncle vanished. So when she's offered the chance to leave Moldova and become a nanny for a family in Los Angeles, it seems like a dream come true-and at first it is. But after weeks of working sixteen-hour days and not being able to leave the house, she still hasn't been paid. As things go from bad to worse, Hannah realizes that things are not at all what they seem and she finds herself doing things she never imagined herself capable of. But as she begins uncovering the family's crooked history, she may be exposing more than she bargained on-and putting her life in danger.

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LUCY CHRISTOPHER'S novel STOLEN was named a Printz Honor Book by the ALA and received England's Branford Boase award and Australia's golden Inky for best debut. In a starred review, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY called it *"an emotionally raw thriller...a haunting account of captivity and the power of relationships."* She is also the author of FLYAWAY, a novel for younger readers. Lucy lives in Monmouth, Wales, where she is currently finishing her third book, THE KILLING WOODS, a psychological thriller for teens. Visit her website www.lucychristopher.com and follow her on Twitter @LucyCAuthor.

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Tina M Tosi, September 12, 2013 (view all comments by Tina M Tosi)
This book was incredible. Objectively, I knew exactly what I was supposed to think while reading this, but I found myself in the exact same position as the narrator, Gemma: I knew the kidnapper had done something terrible and wrong, but he grew on me as well. I cared for him, even as I feared his actions and reactions. This book left me confused and discombobulated and completely out of sorts. As I finished the book, I ran through the list of possible endings, knowing that there are only so many ways that a book about kidnapping can end, and I found that none of them would satisfy me. This book did an incredible job of making me feel the narrator and making her words real and true. I loved it, even as I hated it.
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Reader Eternal, November 25, 2011 (view all comments by Reader Eternal)
I devoured this book. It's a nail-biting, heart-pounding, utterly captivating story that held me completely in its spell from the first page to the last. Lucy Christopher's prose is as beautiful and spare as the Australian landscape she describes. The characters are dynamic and bring out the most wonderful dichotomy of emotions in the reader. A marvellously intriguing and seductive read from an author to watch.
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kuchenanja, January 9, 2011 (view all comments by kuchenanja)
This book really floored me. I am so impressed by the authors ability to bring the reader fully into the mind and heart of her protagonist. It's easier to empathize with a character when they are the victim of a kidnapping, but as Gemma slowly embraced what can only be described as Stockholm Syndrome, I found myself going along with her. By the end of the book, I found myself halfway routing for them to be together.

Then I had to remind myself that this man, however handsome he may be, had been obsessed with her since age 10 and taken her away from all her loved ones. Throughout the book, Ty displays spells of psychosis, and though he is never cruel to Gemma (no rape or abuse), it may only be because she is cautious.

The author introduces us to the beauty and the dangers of the Outback, and shows what transformations can occur when one's back is up against the wall. Highly recommended, but stay away if you don't like to be personally brought into a book, you might be disturbed by what you find.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780545170932
Author:
Christopher, Lucy
Publisher:
Chicken House
Author:
Purcell, Kim
Author:
Rainfield, Cheryl
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Australia
Subject:
Social Issues - Physical & Emotional Abuse
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
People & Places - Australia & Oceania
Subject:
Situations / Physical & Emotional Abuse
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Law & Crime
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 8
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 304 pages Chicken House - English 9780545170932 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , While on a layover at Bangkok Airport, 16-year-old Gemma, the unknowing object of a long obsession, is kidnapped by Ty and stolen away to the Australian Outback.
"Synopsis" by , An intensely powerful account of a teen, bullied for her port-wine stain, who must summon her personal strength to survive abduction and horrific abuse at the hands of a deranged killer.
"Synopsis" by , Sixteen-year-old Sarah Meadows longs for "normal." Born with a port wine stain covering half her face, all her life shes been plagued by stares, giggles, bullying, and disgust. But when shes abducted on the way home from school, Sarah is forced to uncover the courage she never knew she had, become a hero rather than a victim, and learn to look beyond her face to find the beauty and strength she has inside. Its that—or succumb to a killer.
"Synopsis" by ,
Hannah has struggled ever since her parents were killed and her beloved uncle vanished. So when she's offered the chance to leave Moldova and become a nanny for a family in Los Angeles, it seems like a dream come true-and at first it is. But after weeks of working sixteen-hour days and not being able to leave the house, she still hasn't been paid. As things go from bad to worse, Hannah realizes that things are not at all what they seem and she finds herself doing things she never imagined herself capable of. But as she begins uncovering the family's crooked history, she may be exposing more than she bargained on-and putting her life in danger.
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