Stolen: A Letter to My Captor


Summary: 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.



Katie’s pick

August 2015 discussion





Beauty by Robin McKinley.  (Kevin’s pick)  Beauty is a retelling of “Beauty and the Beast” by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, eighteenth century. Read the fairy tale:  



Our June book is Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith, selected by Kevin. Summary:  During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl “passes” for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots. Meeting date:  June 15, 2014