2024 Reading Challenge

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

REVIEW for Stolen

Thank you to Nikole at Scholastic for sending me a copy of this book!

TITLE: Stolen

AUTHOR: Lucy Christopher


RATING: 3 Stars

I have to admit that the premise for Stolen is one of the most original ones I have read about in a very long time. Actually, the storyline is incredibly timely and frankly, very scary. Gemma meets a man at the airport - they start talking and he somehow manages to drug her drink. He then kidnaps her and what follows is the story of two incredibly damaged and unstable people who are both self destructive as well as destructive to each other.

I think that what I found most fascinating about this story is how, somehow, two lost souls (one who was already lost and one that was destined to be) could somehow "meet up" and so completely destroy each other. For me, this was the crux of the actual story.

However, the author does push this storyline to the end, whereas Ty is actually put on trial for his crime, while Gemma tries to figure out her role and why she actually ends up missing the man who kidnapped her.

For some reason, while the storyline itself was intriguing, I just could not connect to either character, for different reasons, at various times. I found that both characters were too flawed, making it hard for me to hook unto something to "believe in". I also found this story scary - which kind of made me read it at arm's length - maybe I was afraid to get to committed to the storyline? Not sure. The writing is good, but there was definitely something missing for me ormaybe there is too much?


bermudaonion said...

That does sound like something that could happen in these times. The book sounds totally creepy.

cindysloveofbooks said...

Tina this sounds interesting I keep picking it up at chapters but end up putting it back.

Thanks for sharing the review.

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