Saturday, January 15, 2011

Stolen: A letter to my captorStolen: A letter to my captor by Lucy Christopher

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was one of the best books I've read all year. It's written as a letter from a young girl to her kidnapper. Gemma is taken from an airport while traveling with her parents. Ty is our kidnapper, and I say our because as we read both Gemma's and Ty's plight come to hold us captive as well.

This is a beautifully written, well told story that will leave you with questions about how you would react in this situation. I kept asking myself along the way what I would do, which I guess you can never really answer unless you are faced with it, but I kept finding myself wishing Gemma would accept her fate and give in to Ty. Because it was not easy to see him as a villain. He was at times angry but he even then he was always gentle with Gemma, past the point even decent and good men would have been.

I fell for Ty and in the end found myself wishing for an ending that conflicts with what I maybe should want. I wanted Ty's happiness above what might be accepted as the right outcome. It is a book I will rank highly among my favorites, that makes you ask questions that have no easy answers and leaves you as conflicted as it leaves Gemma.

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