Thursday, March 13, 2014
Book Review: "Stolen" by Lucy Christopher
The story opens fast with a hook to suck you in right away. It really is something to relive all of this with Gemma, from her distorted point of view. It it such an exciting start, but then abruptly shuts down - and you can feel the slowness and the unforgiving heat of the desert creeping in. It is hard to figure out Ty - how can he be trusted? What does he really want? Exactly how mentally deranged is this man? It is enough to really keep a reader unbalanced.
The middle part of the book really slows down, and I found myself a little annoyed with Gemma and her poorly planned escapes. And this kind of bothered me because was I annoyed that she was so frantic and desperate to escape that she couldn't be smart about it or because I thought she should just give it up already - and that was a scary frame of mind. So I'm going to convince myself that it was just that I wanted her to be smarter about it all. I did love the beauty of the Australian desert and *some* of the animals as described... I could really do with less snakes, thank you very much.
The ending was not a shocker, but I am thinking about her final state of mind, and the ideas she was battling with and I want to know more. I want to explore that more.