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Stolen

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Told in a moving letter to her captor, 16-year-old Gemma relives her kidnapping from Bangkok airport while on holiday. Taken by Ty, her troubled young stalker, to the wild and desolate Australian Outback she reflects on a landscape from which there's no escape.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 299 pages
  • 132 x 202 x 18mm | 272.15g
  • Scholastic US
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 054517094X
  • 9780545170949
  • 4,207

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A Michael L. Printz Honor Book ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults A 2011 USBBY Outstanding International Book "Complicated and beautiful -- this novel left me doubting my emotions and missing a place I'd never been." -- Maggie Stiefvater "All the tension of lightning, all the terror of thunder. A stunning, scary, and beautiful book."-- John Marsden * "An emotionally raw thriller...a haunting account of captivity and the power of relationships." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review "Disturbing, heartbreaking, and beautiful all at once." -- School Library Journal "A complex psychological study that is also a tribute to the hypnotic beauty of the Outback." -- Booklist "Taut suspense and a riveting plot in a haunting setting." -- Kirkus "Has a veracity and immediacy that rivets the reader to the page. Fascinating, disturbing..." -- Voice of Youth Advocates _____________________________________________________________________________ "Complicated and beautiful -- this novel left me doubting my emotions and missing a place I'd never been." -- Maggie Stiefvater "All the tension of lightning, all the terror of thunder. A stunning, scary, and beautiful book." -- John Marsden "A vivid new voice for teens." -- Melvin Burgess TheDailyBeast.com, "10 Hot Young Adult titles" roundup, September 16, 2010 BCCB, review, June 2010 "[A]n interesting book for examining what obsessive Twilight-style approaches to love can mean in a real-life context...Readers who can't get enough of Cormier's classic After the First Death will find this induces both shivers and thought." Booklist, review, March 15, 2010 "Christopher's first novel is a complex psychological study that is also a tribute to the hypnotic beauty of the outback." Kirkus, review, April 15, 2010 "From its compelling opening, the novel delivers taut suspense and a riveting plot in a haunting setting."show more

About Lucy Christopher

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.show more
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