Stolen: the prize-winning psychological thriller
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I can't understand why people compare this to Living Dead Girl. Ray, the kidnapper is all of the things I mentioned above. He was not kind, he raped, he's a paedophile and he murdered. I did not fall in love with him. It's not a fair comparison. They're completely different. You wouldn't know. You're built like some sort of supermodel." I bit my lip, wishing I hadn't complimented you like that. "Or a stripper," I added. "Prostitute."
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Unfortunately, after reading stolen I wasn’t able to let it go, even 10 years later. Now, having read release as well, I just know this is also gonna haunt me.But I hated you for something else, too. Right then, and at every moment since you'd left me, all I could think about was you. I wanted you in that apartment. I wanted your arms around me, your face close to mine. I wanted your smell. And I knew I couldn't- shouldn't-have it. That's what I hated most. The uncertainty of you. You'd kidnapped me, put my life in danger... but I loved you, too. Or thought I did. None of it made sense.” Stolen was one of the first books I ever reviewed and I absolutely fell in love with Christopher’s dreamy, lyrical prose and well-defined characters. I had put off reading Flyaway as I was nervous the book would never live up to Stolen, which I loved. Though I wouldn’t say Flyaway quite had the same impact on me as Stolen did (though I think it would be almost impossible for another book to be as intense as Stolen is) I really did enjoy Flyaway and am still a huge fan of Christopher’s writing. Gemma is not an easy victime. She's a strong, admirable heroine and she tries to fight Ty every chance she's got. At times, I even thought she was a bit too harsh towards him, but then I of course remembered what he did in the first place... Although, Gemma hates her new living conditions at first, she does start to appreciate the wonders of nature a bit more every day. She even starts to get attached to tha camel Ty has caught and decided to keep around as a mode of transportation.
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When I was a teenager, I remember watching a movie with my family and the couple onscreen kissed for the first time and of course five seconds later were sleeping together. My dad, trying to keep the morality of four teenage girls intact, complained about movies always doing that, making you root for something you didn't believe in. I remember thinking "it's just a movie; you're supposed to want that," because I had wanted it. The desert is a beautiful but scary place, trying to escape this secluded place can be more dangerous than staying. Its very hot during the day, and very cold in the evening. But Gemma is strong. She is determined, and I loved her for that. But eventually, Ty started to wear her down. She saw that Ty wasn’t a monster. He was just a lonely guy with some issues who truly did love her. He also does something not many kidnappers would ever do... Because he loves her and wants her to be happy, he gives her a promise. Stay with him for 4 more months, and he will let her go if she really wants to. Deep down, I believe if they would have made it to the 4 month mark, and she still would have wanted to go- he would have let her. No matter how much he loved her and wanted her to stay.And she started to have feelings for him as well, towards the end. Flyaway is written in such fluid prose that it takes you right into the heart of Isla’s world. I felt like I was watching the swans with Isla and her dad, riding to the hospital with her in the middle of the night and sitting with her while she started to make the best school project in history. Lucy Christopher captured an air of sadness with her soft, subtle prose. But it is also a novel filled with hope and magic. Not Harry Potter magic, but the true magic of love, friendship and family.The thing is Gemma is having coffee with this beautiful guy one minute and the next one someone has drugged her. She just doesn't know where she is and she doesn't know what happened but she wakes up in the middle of nowhere... (I would say the middle of paradise, but I understand she doesn't see it that way). It's so complicated. I hated some of the moments in this book- could not even begin to imagine myself feeling even the slightest bit of empathy for certain characters. Yet, something about this book pulls you in and flips you over. Before you know it, you're viewing this book in an entirely different light than when you started it. Suddenly, your eyes have opened to the true heart of this book, and you understand. You understand the message it carries, and the weight of it all.
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After reading Lucy Christopher’s book Stolen, I knew I had to read the rest of what she wrote as well. I was not disappointed by the next book I chose by her. Flyaway is a touching, uplifting, and all around wonderful story.I've always loved the aspect of bonding with animals (I mean, SPIRIT is probably by favorite animation ever) and FLYAWAY gave me that and so much more. I mean, it also caused me a lot of pain and tears, but it was worth it. Every character is detailed and interesting, and Harry and Isla's romance friendship literally made me squeal and sob and scream at the walls.