Stolen was an emotional rollercoaster to say the least. This was a book that I would have never read if it was not for the fact that I could not phantom how my friends could be sympathising with Ty. I picked this book up for the sole purpose of having valid points on why Ty was a character you just did not like, so I did not expect myself to love it as much as I did.
This book did not contain a complex plot, however, the simplicity along with the beautiful and real writing made for an enjoyable and easy read.
The story is narrated by Gemma, through a letter she writes to her kidnapper, Ty. Although she appeared annoyingly weak at times, it only added to the realistic element this book has. Gemma is not a fierce and strong heroine that I was used to reading about, but she was a real sixteen year old who acted and responded how anyone in her situation would.
Ty was a character that I absolutely refused to like before I had even started the book. However, as the book progressed and we found more about his history I found my opinion slowly changing. Another thing that makes Christopher’s writing brilliant is the fact that she forces the reader to feel how the narrator feels; as Gemma’s feelings towards Ty changed so did mine. The Characters in stolen were both complex and diverse.
Although this book was not a fast-paced action-packed novel, the psychological trip you experience as you dive into the world of Stockholm syndrome was enough to keep me entertained.
Stolen blew me away. It was a book I was certain I was not going to like but I was pleasantly surprised. I highly recommend it to everyone.