Autumn 2010 Kids' Next List
“When Gemma meets Ty at the airport she senses something familiar about him. He is handsome and charming; she is thrilled by his attention. But after sharing coffee, Gemma starts to feel strange and when she finally wakes up she is a prisoner in a desolate landscape, alone with Ty. His reasons for stealing her are unveiled in this intense and brilliantly written novel for teens. Both hopeful and sinister, Stolen is sure to be remembered by all who read it.”
— Holly Frakes, Schuler Books & Music, Okemos, MI
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. 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.