One of my passions in life is reading; to me there is no better way to end your night than with a good book and a glass of red wine. Today I would like to talk about the book Stolen by Lucy Christopher. I picked up this book on the recommendation of one of my good friends who is also a lover of literature (Shout out to Rachel!). I am so glad that I took her recommendation! This is unlike any other book that I have read so far. It tells the story of a young girl who is kidnapped, and shows the life she was forced to live during that time.
The novel is in the second person narrative from the character, Gemma. This type of narrative is not the most common when it comes to literature, and is one of the reasons why this novel has stood out to me so much. Instead of the story being told in the present, or even just a typical retelling of events, this story is written in the form of a letter. It is not just any type of letter though, it is a letter written to the man that kidnapped her.
It is a beautifully written story that showcases some of the effects that the victims of abductions can incur. We see the complex feelings of fear, desire for escape, and the beginnings of Stockholm Syndrome developing in Gemma. Her captor, Ty, has hopes of Gemma falling in love with him, and we see the progression of what exactly this case of abduction and Stockholm Syndrome can do to someone. It is so interesting to see the changes in someone’s mind when they experience an event such as this.
I would most definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a story that will captivate you and tell you a story of events that we don’t experience in our daily lives, then I definitely think you should pick this up! You can buy it here!
P.S. What are some of your favorite books?