Stolen

Stolen Cover

Stolen

By Lucy Christopher

Chicken House, Paperback, 9780545170949, 299pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2012

Description

Now in paperback, the acclaimed Printz Honor Book: Sensitive, sharp, captivating!

A girl: Gemma, 16, at the airport, on her way to a family vacation.

A guy: Ty, rugged, tan, too old, oddly familiar, eyes blue as ice.

She steps away. For just a second. He pays for her drink. And drugs it. They talk. Their hands touch. And before Gemma knows what's happening, Ty takes her. Steals her away. To sand and heat. To emptiness and isolation. To nowhere. And expects her to love him.

Written as a letter from a victim to her captor, STOLEN is Gemma's desperate story of survival; of how she has to come to terms with her living nightmare--or die trying to fight it.

A Michael L. Printz Honor Book * ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults * A 2011 USBBY Outstanding International Book

*"An emotionally raw thriller."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Disturbing, heartbreaking, and beautiful all at once." --School Library Journal



About the Author
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. She is also the author of "Flyaway", a novel for younger readers. Lucy lives in Monmouth, Wales.


Praise For Stolen

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 thrillera 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

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"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 contextReaders 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.”

Publishers Weekly, starred review, April 12, 2010
Christopher's debut is an emotionally raw thrillerfast-paced novelIt's a haunting account of captivity and the power of relationships.”

School Library Journal, review, June 2010
Disturbing, heartbreaking, and beautiful all at once, this book is the antithesis of the situational horror in Elizabeth Scott's Living Dead Girl.”

VOYA, review, June 2010
Stolen has a veracity and immediacy that rivets the reader to the page. Vivid descriptions of the Sandy Desert combine with Gemma's emotional turmoil to evoke a sense of danger. This fascinating, disturbing novel should appeal to teens fourteen and older.”