Friday, June 6, 2014

Literary Friday

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I am participating with Ricki Jill's from Art @ Home , weekly party  Literary Friday. You should go over to her blog and check out all of the other book reviews.

Stolen: A Letter to My Captor 

This week's review will be about the book Stolen A letter to my captor by Lucy Christopher.

It happened like this. I was stolen from an airport. Taken from everything I knew, everything I was used to. Taken to sand and heat, dirt and danger. And he expected me to love him.

This is my story.

A letter from nowhere.

 

The book is written as a letter from sixteen year old Gemma to Ty, her captor.  Gemma was on vacation with her family and she noticed a rather gorgeous man who also noticed her.  She was at coffee shop in Bangkok airport  when a gorgeous man assisted her with her coffee.  He was such a gentleman and carried her coffee to the table for her while she found a table to sit.  They sat with one another and drank their coffee.  She knew she should be returning to her parents at the terminal gate but she felt so captive with being noticed and treated as an adult.  She wondered if Ty knew how young she was.  During their time together there at the airport food court, she opened up and shared about her life, she felt so free with Ty then suddenly she felt strange and sluggish and Ty assisted her.  He assisted her out the doors and had her change clothing and then the two caught a flight to Australia.  She was taken to an isolated house in the Australia's dessert.  She was completely cut off from the world.  

Gemma found out Ty had been planning this for years, he built this house and had followed her around back home.  He was in love with her and was trying his best to make Gemma love him back.  Her relationship with Ty was very strange and at times the lines between liking and hating were blurred she even fell in love with him yet hated him in the end.  Gemma tries several times to escape only Ty always finds her and brings her back to "their home".  Although he is her captor he watches over her and tries his best to protect her.  Over the several months being a captive, Gemma begins to see Ty in a new light.  Ty promises her hr will not hurt her and in the end he risk his freedom to save her life.

My favorite line: "You saw me before I saw you."  This sentence is so powerful and true of a stalker. 

This book is a quick read and I found I rather enjoyed it on some level.  Towards the middle of the book I could not put it down.  The author does a great job making you feel Gemma's emotions, I actually began to experience the Stockholm Syndrome where at the end of the book I was conflicted on how I wanted the outcome to end for Gemma and Ty. 

I have no personal experience I can remotely relate to this book except for being stalked by my ex-husband and his wife and personally I am thrilled to say that I have never been stolen.  I have never even left the country.  I did enjoy this book more than I thought I would and found it was a great book for being a free download book on my Nook.  I would have paid for this book.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, I can't imagine something like this, and the Stockholm Syndrome is something I just don't understand, yet it fascinates me at the same time. This sounds like a very different read. Thanks for linking-up!

    xo,
    RJ

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