Stolen - Lucy Christopher

The reader lives through the traumatic abduction with Gemma. From fear, anger, depression, even to a sense of acceptance. Set in outbreak Australia, the descriptions of the wild, open land are hypnotic and poetic, bringing a sense of calmness to the storyline.

This book is far more than a black and white case of abduction, more than a sinister monster who took a teenage girl away from the world she's ever known. Gemma's letter recalls how Ty romanticises the land, the life and the crime he ultimately committed, but these are Gemma's thoughts and they feel more complex than simply a case of Stockholm Syndrome.