STOLEN, A LETTER TO MY CAPTOR
First, I’ve decided to choose this book entitled ' Stolen, a letter to my captor' and written by Lucy Christopher because I was really impressed, I’ve never read a book like this before. It takes place in the Australian Outback.
When you read this story you become Gemma a sixteen-year-old girl who is kidnapped during her holidays by a young man named Ty. He steals her and takes her away from London to Australia.
However, Ty is an unusual captor : he’s like a model, he wants to save Gemma from the life in the city and he has spied her for 10 years ! But above all he loves her. At first, Gemma wants to escape, to die, she is desperate. Unfortunately, they are in the middle of the desert and no one lives for hundred miles around. She can’t escape. So, she gets used to it and to her captor. Ty has grown up in the desert, so he taught her a lot of things. The desert is like a character in the book, you can feel the Australian sun on your skin. Ty does a lot of mistakes but he isn’t really mean. He never tries to hurt Gemma. There is a strange relationship between them. The readers can’t hate Ty even if he does really bad things. It looks kike Stockholm syndrome (= when hostages have positive feelings towards their captors).
At the end, a venomous snake bites Gemma and she must go to hospital. Ty rides her to the nearest town on a camel. Gemma is almost dead, she says she wants Ty to stay with her. Finally, the police sends him to jail but Gemma doesn’t want to go back to London.
The book is a letter written by Gemma to Ty.
You can’t forget this book.
One quote : ‘Lets face it, you did steal me. But you saved my life too. And somewhere in the middle, you showed me a place so different and beautiful, I can never get it out of my mind. And I can't get you out of there either. You're stuck in my brain like my own blood vessels.’
Here's the trailer of the book :
Tags: captor, kidnapping, letter, australia
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