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THIS SHOULD BE A MOVIE: Stolen 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. 

Sixteen year old Gemma is kidnapped from Bangkok airport and taken to the Australian Outback. This wild and desolate landscape becomes almost a character in the book, so vividly is it described. Ty, her captor, is no stereotype. He is young, fit and completely gorgeous. This new life in the wilderness has been years in the planning. He loves only her, wants only her. Under the hot glare of the Australian sun, cut off from the world outside, can the force of his love make Gemma love him back? 

The story takes the form of a letter, written by Gemma to Ty, reflecting on those strange and disturbing months in the outback. Months when the lines between love and obsession, and love and dependency, blur until they don’t exist - almost

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Who says I’m not Superman?“ You were looking at me with one eye closed against the sun. I shrugged
"You would have rescued me by now if you were Superman.” I said quietly.
“Who says I haven’t?
” Anyone would say you haven’t.
Anyone’s just looking at it wrong then.“ You pushed yourself up a little, onto your elbows."Anyways, I can’t steal you and rescue you. That would give me multiple personalities.”
And you don’t have them already?
—   Lucy Christopher, Stolen: A Letter to My Captor