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Stolen
by Lucy Christopher | Teens
Registered by wingJ4shawwing of Boise, Idaho USA on 7/8/2014
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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23 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingJ4shawwing from Boise, Idaho USA on Tuesday, July 08, 2014

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Book originally registered in Darwin, Northern Territory of Australia

About the Author:
Lucy Christopher was born in Wales but grew up in Australia. She obtained an Undergraduate degree at Melbourne University. She moved to the UK to earn a distinction in a Creative Writing MA from Bath Spa University. The novel she wrote for this class, The Long Flight, was picked up by a publisher under a new name of FLYAWAY.

Lucy’s debut novel, Stolen, was written as part for her PhD degree.
Stolen explores her thoughts on the Australian desert through the story about a teenage girl who is kidnapped and taken there.
When she is not writing, Lucy spends her time daydreaming, emailing friends and horseback riding a mare named Topaz as well as helping to run a kid’s wildlife group at Newport Wetlands.
 


Journal Entry 2 by wingJ4shawwing at Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Monday, July 28, 2014

10 out of 10

I have no words.....but I'll find some to describe this book to you.

Yesturday afternoon I started reading "Stolen" by Lucy Christopher.
I got a text from my sister a month back which read : "Stolen by Lucy Christopher...buy it"
So I did.....It arrived last week.

I devoured 100 pages in one sitting, then took a short break to acknowledge the existence of my partner before he went to work - night shift - then sped through another 100 pages.
With 90 pages left to go, I didnt get that early night I wanted, but instead plowed through to the end (1am), and then couldn't sleep, thinking about how this is the best thing I have read all year!
I am a massive fan of books set in Australia, that are through the eyes of someone English as well, thats me. I'm English and have been here for 6 years now, and the place is still odd!
This is only the 2nd book I have actually read that has that England/Australia contrast, and I love it.

This book totally wrapped me up, and spat me out.
I felt guilty about my emotions toward the characters at the end.
This book is just fantasitic...I will be hunting out more by this author.
So good.....Thanks Sis for the heads up.
 


Journal Entry 3 by wingJ4shawwing at Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Saturday, August 02, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (8/1/2014 UTC) at Darwin, Northern Territory Australia

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Romy – Australia (local shipping)
lakelady2282 – Australia (local shipping)
Meganh – Australia (local shipping)
Billbooks – Australia (int shipping)
Aus_Charlotte – Australia (local shipping)
FoxygirlACT – Australia (local shipping)
Iwillrejoice - USA (local shipping)
Basikilos - USA (local shipping)
Hyphen8 - USA (local shipping)
Fireyfairy - USA (local shipping)
Judyslump612 – USA (int shipping)
Icila - France (int shipping)
Tenscentpistol - France (Europe shipping)
Abi-Gibby – England (local shipping)
Bookfrogster - Scotland (local shipping)
HappyHarryBabe - England (local shipping)
Kisses-cuddles - England (local shipping)
Askeladda - Norway (Europe shipping)
Sedna5213 - Germany (Europe shipping)
Kiki66 - Germany (int shipping)
Penelopewanders - Switzerland (Europe shipping)
Motherof11 - Netherlands (local shipping)
 


Journal Entry 4 by romy86 at Perth, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, September 09, 2014

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Arrived today. I am part way through a book I need to finish, but I expect to be onto this by next week at the latest. (Probably earlier).
Looks interesting  


Journal Entry 5 by romy86 at Perth, Western Australia Australia on Thursday, September 11, 2014

5 out of 10

I am so sorry to say this knowing how much you loved the book, but, sorry, I wasn't a fan.
I got through it. Just. Read it very quickly in one day. I have to admit, there was a bucketload of skimming involved to get there and the knowledge that I must finish this book tonight because there is no way I wanted to spend another day with it.
I couldn't stand Ty. Nothing redeemable about him to me in spite of a rough past. Sorry, didn't care what he had been through. abducting Gemma was inexcusable, and his admission of watching her, planning, since she was 10 years old made him, to me, the creepiest character since 50 Shades of Grey.
Gemma was underdeveloped. Though obviously I felt for her, I didn't feel I got to know her either. She could have been any young girl.
The story also seemed to go nowhere. Though I was relieved it didn't go where I thought it was going to go, it also fell flat and was anticlimactic.
Honestly felt like pages of nothing, and I could feel the heat and the boredom. (Which I guess is actually a compliment to the author, though it didn't make for great reading).
The author has a nice style of writing, and I did enjoy the opening chapters, but it did wear it's welcome out fast with me.
Thanks again for including me. I wish I had a better review to write, and I hope no one reads ahead and gets put off by me, because if does seem to be a popular book with a lot of fans. Maybe it's just me...
I have got the address of the next reader and will send this on its way very soon.  


Journal Entry 6 by romy86 at Perth, Western Australia Australia on Friday, September 12, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (9/12/2014 UTC) at Perth, Western Australia Australia

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Continues it's journey today. Off to next reader!  


Journal Entry 7 by lakelady2282 at Lake Macquarie, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Received the book. Thanks Romy for your honest review. I will probably skim as well but will keep the book moving as soon as I can. 


Journal Entry 8 by lakelady2282 at Lake Macquarie, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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Sorry Josie, I'm with Romy. I read the first page and then skimmed as well. Couldn't cope with the short sharp sentences. They are okay for say twenty pages but really shouldn't be sustained. They just wear very thin. I know the main character is young but this style of writing, for me anyway, really doesn't allow for any depth in the narrative. It is here and now and that's it.
I skimmed mainly to make sure that the narrative, after about half way, didn't develop but unfortunately it just didn't appear to go beyond straight storytelling.
This is probably an unfair assessment but the novel didn't draw me in to read more. Will message meganh 


Journal Entry 9 by wingmeganhwing at Thornbury, Victoria Australia on Friday, October 24, 2014

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Received a few days ago, but forgot to journal it in the chaos of packing up our sold holiday house. I will read asap.
Whoops, Billbooks caught the book before I could journal it! I read it over the space of a month, rushing to finish the last 50 pages so I could hand it over today. A good teen read I think, although fairly simplistic in it's writing. What I did enjoy was the descriptive images of remote Australia which reminded me of places recently visited. 


Journal Entry 10 by Billbooks at Malvern East, Victoria Australia on Sunday, November 23, 2014

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Passed onto me at today's meet up 


Journal Entry 11 by Billbooks at Malvern East, Victoria Australia on Monday, January 05, 2015

7 out of 10

First book completed for 2015. This book reminded me of The Collector by John Fowles which I enjoyed immensely many and I mean many years ago. I had trouble working out who this books target audience is/was. I thought in part a little too sophisticated but I could be underestimating our youth. The author was able to portray the Australian desert so vividly the characters were interesting and a good ending I thought!! So over all thumbs up - now onto Aus-Charlotte 


Journal Entry 12 by Aus-charlotte at Banora Point, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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Received in the post from Billbooks, thank you. 


Journal Entry 13 by Aus-charlotte at Banora Point, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, January 31, 2015

7 out of 10

Enjoyed reading the book, very descriptive. Posted to FoxygirlACT 


Journal Entry 14 by foxygirlACT at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Tuesday, February 03, 2015

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received in the mail today, thanks for sharing! Will read shortly and keep it moving 


Journal Entry 15 by foxygirlACT at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Monday, February 16, 2015

8 out of 10

I found this book really interesting. I've always been interested in stockholm syndrome, and this author did a good job of showing how it can slowly develop from a victim's perspective, and that like a lot of things in life, it is not always black and white

I also loved the description of the australian outback. made me a bit homesick for the red centre.

Have PM'd the next on the list 


Journal Entry 16 by foxygirlACT at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Friday, February 20, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (2/20/2015 UTC) at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia

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on its way to the USA...

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Journal Entry 17 by wingiwillrejoicewing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Saturday, March 07, 2015

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It's here! Thanks! Looking forward to reading it, just as soon as I finish my current read.
 


Journal Entry 18 by wingiwillrejoicewing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Friday, March 20, 2015

8 out of 10

This was a good story. Also, I'm loving the fact that this book, which started out as a library discard from the Brooklyn, New York Public Library, was registered by J4shaw on Samoa (or was it Australia?), & has now made it back to the States. It's pretty well-traveled already!

I read it & a non-BookCrossing friend read it, & we both liked it. (And she never likes anything but mysteries, usually!)

PM'ing Basikilos next for an address.
 


Journal Entry 19 by wingiwillrejoicewing at A fellow BookCrosser, by mail -- Controlled Releases on Friday, March 20, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (3/20/2015 UTC) at A fellow BookCrosser, by mail -- Controlled Releases

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Released to Basikilos in Pennsylvania since she's up next in this book ring. :-) Happy travels, little book!

Tracking #9449009699938302511612
 


Journal Entry 20 by Basikilos at Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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Just caught this book :) Will be reading it soon. 


Journal Entry 21 by Basikilos at Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, April 06, 2015

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Just finished reading it. It's a very gripping book, and though there were parts that I wasn't such a fan of, it was overall a great read! Sending it off to the next person in the bookring :D 


Journal Entry 22 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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Stolen arrived today; it will go on the top of the TBR stack. Thank you! 


Journal Entry 23 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Friday, May 22, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (5/16/2015 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

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I wanted to like this, but every time I put it down, I found myself picking up something else instead. I gave it 80+ pages but I just couldn't get into it, sorry. The setting itself was fascinating (reminded me of the book & movie Picnic at Hanging Rock), but I just didn't care enough about what happened to the characters.

Headed off to Indiana in search of a new reader: the USPS says the "expected delivery day" is 6/05/15. YMMV... 


Journal Entry 24 by fireyfairy at Fort Wayne, Indiana USA on Saturday, June 06, 2015

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Arrived today, putting it on my tiny TBR pile just under two books with impending review deadlines looming. :-)  


Journal Entry 25 by fireyfairy at Fort Wayne, Indiana USA on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

1 out of 10

I really wanted to like this book, but with such a poorly-written protagonist (which actually reminded me of this comic by The Oatmeal: http://theoatmeal.com/story/twilight (see: pants), it was hard. Having just read Bone Gap by Laura Ruby, in which a well-developed and very likable female character is abducted by a mysterious but compelling male character in an interesting retelling of the Persephone/Hades myth made it even harder. With every page I turned (less than 100 of them before I gave up, and I've only given up on 1 other book in the about 200 I've read so far this year), I was running out of reasons to continue turning pages. Ultimately, I didn't care what happened to the characters, so I stopped reading.

Not for me, but maybe for someone else! Thanks for sharing.  


Journal Entry 26 by fireyfairy at Fort Wayne, Indiana USA on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (6/24/2015 UTC) at Fort Wayne, Indiana USA

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Mailing this off to JudySlump today. 


Journal Entry 27 by wingJudySlump612wing at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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Arrived here safely today - thanks, fireyfairy! 


Journal Entry 28 by wingJudySlump612wing at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Thursday, July 16, 2015

9 out of 10

What an interesting set of journal entires! Billbooks, I too thought of 'The Collector' right away, and also of a newer book, 'Room' by Emma Donoghue. Fireyfairy, thank you for recommending 'Bone Gap.' It sounds very good, and I've requested it from the library here. Like Billbooks, I'm a little surprised that this is designated a teen book - it certainly held my interest as an adult.

I agree with romy86 and fireyfairy that Gemma was not a well developed character. I'd even go further: she was pushing me to the brink of "blame the victim" territory. From the first two pages we learn that to be safe in a large international airport, all she had to do was sit in the same departure lounge with her parents. But no, she was in a snit because her mother criticised her skimpy top. So she heads off to buy a cup of hotshot coffee, without troubling herself as to whether she has local currency. Finally, she ignores the rule lots of 5-year-olds have mastered: DON'T EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING FROM A STRANGER. For the rest of the book, I kept waiting for her to stop flailing around and start thinking and planning, maybe even listening to the information Ty gave her. I wonder if this weakness in the viewpoint character is because it's Christopher's first book and shows lack of skill, or is deliberately achieved so teen-aged readers wouldn't feel threatened by a strong, competent female. I'm not thrilled with either of those answers, so I'll be glad to read other ideas about this.

And about Ty, I respectfully disagree with romy86. Maybe it's because of having read 'The Collector' and 'Room' and having assumptions about a man who captures a young woman. Yes he is creepy, yes abducting Gemma was inexcusable, but you can easily imagine far worse treatment for her than what he actually does. And at the end, he is faced with the terrible necessity of knowingly giving up everything that makes life worth living to him, in order to preserve Gemma. He makes that decision without a second's hesitation, and is, in my opinion, heroic in carrying it out.

Finally, I agree with everyone who commented on the wonderful descriptions of the desert. Christopher fully evoked all our senses, and created a portrait I'll never forget. It's very unlikely that I'll ever have the chance to experience this territory for myself, so I'm especially grateful I got this chance to visit it as a reader.

THANK YOU so much to everyone who took the time to write such thoughtful journal entries! This kind of discussion about books is what I most hoped for from joining BookCrossing, and I can't remember ever reading a better example. Now I look forward to reading even more comments as the book continues its journey around the world.  


Journal Entry 29 by wingJudySlump612wing at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, July 16, 2015

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Mailed to icila today. Delivery expected in about 7-10 days. 


Journal Entry 30 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Monday, August 03, 2015

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Th book was safely waiting for me at home with Hubby while I was at the sea-shore with the grandchildren and a bunch of friends.
Thank you for mailing at a so high rate.  


Journal Entry 31 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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Stockholm Syndrome or not I fell for Ty.
I agree he did something very bad but he isn't a horrible person at heart.
And yes Gemma wasn't very clever in Bangkok but I don't see why it's so silly to go alone at seventeen for a coffee in an airport and ok to stay the nights drunk in a park in London.


And the author did a good work : I ever enjoy the big red desert. A first for me as wasn't not very at ease in the various deserts I travelled.

Thank you for sharing the books and your comments.
 


Journal Entry 32 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Monday, August 24, 2015

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Still waiting for Tenscentpistol's address.  


Journal Entry 33 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Monday, August 31, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (8/31/2015 UTC) at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France

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On its way to the South. Enjoy ! 


Journal Entry 34 by tenscentpistol at Foix, Midi-Pyrénées France on Saturday, September 05, 2015

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The book was waiting for me after a few days away. Thanks for sending it over.
I'll start reading it after my current read. 


Journal Entry 35 by tenscentpistol at Foix, Midi-Pyrénées France on Thursday, October 01, 2015

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I loved the description of the Australian desert, nature. I felt lucky to read with such beautiful sunsets in front of me.
I enjoyed reading it. Thank you for sharing the book.

Posted it this morning to Abi-Gibby. 


Journal Entry 36 by wingAbi-Gibbywing at Millbrook, Cornwall United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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Book arrived safely with me today I have to finish the book I'm currently readin then I'll get onto this one :)  


Journal Entry 37 by wingAbi-Gibbywing at Millbrook, Cornwall United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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So this book arrived just after I got home from milking the cows (9.15) and I've finished it already it's now (3.30pm) I really really enjoyed reading this book. Even though the book is a very simple one I found myself to be an emotional wreck after. I thought the book was very well written with a lot of tension and scary moments a deffinate page turner. I think it also gives us an inside to Stockholm syndrome and its side affects both on the victim and the family.

Lastly I thought the author did a very good job in describing and portraying the Australian desert, landscape and wether/ climate. The way she described these desert scenes reminds me of when I was in Australia back in 2013/ 2014  


Journal Entry 38 by wingAbi-Gibbywing at Millbrook, Cornwall United Kingdom on Thursday, October 08, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (10/9/2015 UTC) at Millbrook, Cornwall United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 39 by bookfrogster at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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Yay, so glad to have this arrive as I was just wondering what to read next.  


Journal Entry 40 by bookfrogster at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, October 17, 2015

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I read this in one sitting. I liked the way you got a real sense of Gemma's confused feelings about her captor. I really enjoyed it but think that the international stuff made it unecessarily complicated and a bit farfetched. I think it would have had as much impact if everything had happened in Australia. I always think that in countries which have vast stretches of rural land with a very small population it is easier to imagine this kind of thing happening without anyone else being aware. As with the other readers, I think the descriptions of the landscape and heat of the desert were very evocative.
Thanks for sharing this one. I've PMed the next person on the list, so this should be moving again soon.  


Journal Entry 41 by bookfrogster at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (10/20/2015 UTC) at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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And off it goes to HappyHarryBabe as next on the list. Happy reading! 


Journal Entry 42 by HappyHarryBabe at Callington, Cornwall United Kingdom on Thursday, October 22, 2015

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Book has arrived in Cornwall 😉 


Journal Entry 43 by HappyHarryBabe at Callington, Cornwall United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

5 out of 10

This book was weirder than Ty himself. I enjoyed the premise, and to an extent the story, but lots of it just didn't make sense to me. I loved how the story was written in the style of a letter, but seriously who remembers every conversation they ever had? That's not plausible. I also found the kidnapping not plausible either. How did a 25 year old male manage to get a 16 year old, drugged-out-of-her-flaming-mind, with a fake passport through airport security without nobody batting an eyelid? Yeah right. That's totally believable.

When I think about it, not a lot really happened in this book. I mean once we got past the exciting, and thrilling, kidnapping scene that quickly turned to unbelievable - not the good kind either - not a lot happened. He, Ty, was probably one of the most placid, calm captors you can imagine. He rarely hurt her, and in fact normally did so only to stop her hurting herself, and left her alone for the majority of the time. So what could have been exciting turned into a story about a 16 year old girl watch a man do weird and strange things.

Ty was batshit cray-cray from the very start. I found that when I was starting to come around to him and the desert scenario (hot man, alone in the desert. What's not to like?) he'd come out with some of the most creepiest things, like how he was first sexually attracted to her the night she almost got sexually assaulted. WHAT?! Or how she looks like his mum. I found that shit creepy when Christian did it, and I still find it creepy. Not only was Ty damn crazy but he was definitely high up on the weirdo scale. He paints his penis. Need I really say any more than that?

I couldn't get my head around Gemma. I'm starting to think she might have had a case of the cray-cray as well. She's stuck in the middle of the desert, with nothing but time on her hands, and her only ideas of escape were to either run in to the desert or steal a car?! The man has told you that there's years worth of supplies there. Goddamnit! KILL. HIM. The man kidnapped you and all you want to do is watch him. 


Journal Entry 44 by HappyHarryBabe at Callington, Cornwall United Kingdom on Thursday, January 28, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (1/28/2016 UTC) at Callington, Cornwall United Kingdom

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Sent on to the next person. Sorry for holding on to it for so long! :-) 


Journal Entry 45 by kisses-cuddles at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Sunday, February 21, 2016

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sorry, this book arrived a couple of weeks ago and I forgot to journal it! I'm currently half way through and enjoying it. 


Journal Entry 46 by kisses-cuddles at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, March 14, 2016

8 out of 10

where to start?

This book was really odd, firstly it's written in past tense which I found a bit strange and it kinda gives the end away a bit, you know she will be found.

I found it to be quite gripping in places and then there is a whole bit in the middle which just didn't need to be there, like she was bulking the book out a bit. I sped through the beginning and the end but I put it down in the middle and it took a little bit for me to pick it up again.

I wanted to relate to either of the characters but I found that a bit hard - having said that I did really enjoy this book and would like to read something else from the author and see if she progresses.

Awaiting on address for next reader x

 


Journal Entry 47 by kisses-cuddles at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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After trying to contact the next person Askeladda twice and them having a month to reply to no avail, I have skipped them and asked Sedna5213 for their address instead. 


Journal Entry 48 by wingsedna5213wing at Charlottenburg, Berlin Germany on Friday, April 22, 2016

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The book arrived safely in Berlin! Thanks a lot Kisses-cuddles for sending it over and J4shaw for sharing!
It will take some time to read it as a lot of rings arrived at the same time.

****
Definitely an insteresting book to read. Very much liked the description of the desert like most previous readers. I was just wondering how Ty managed the logistics of all this... 


Journal Entry 49 by wingsedna5213wing at Tiergarten, Berlin Germany on Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (5/11/2016 UTC) at Tiergarten, Berlin Germany

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The book is on its way to the next reader. This time it's just a short trip to the South of Germany. 


Journal Entry 50 by kiki66 at Gauting, Bayern Germany on Monday, May 23, 2016

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The book has arrived in Bavaria!
What a long travel - coming from Australia...

Will read it asap -

thanks everyone! 


Journal Entry 51 by kiki66 at Gauting, Bayern Germany on Friday, June 10, 2016

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So I have finished this one and don't have to add much more to what already has been
said here.. (so many JE's... ;-))
I found the very idea fascinating - in the way what people can think of and plan..
I agree with some here that Gemma was stupid to drink coffee with a man she found kind of creepy all the time. I could understand her getting fascinated by him during the time she spent with him. He wasn't 'bad', he just did it wrong.. (he could have done real terrible things to her if he wanted to...).
So all in all good to read, I sometimes felt the dust in my mouth..

Book will be on its way to Switzerland soon! 


Journal Entry 52 by kiki66 at Gauting, Bayern Germany on Thursday, June 16, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (6/16/2016 UTC) at Gauting, Bayern Germany

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The book is now on its way to Switzerland!

Happy Reading... 


Journal Entry 53 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Saturday, June 18, 2016

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This has arrived safely in the rather rainy and cold Swiss Alps (is it June, really? perhaps this has kept pace with the Australian seasons?) Thanks so much for sending and for making this available. I currently seem to have a run of rings rolling in, so this slides into third place. Holidays loom on the quickly approaching horizon, so I should be able to get to this in about two weeks at the latest.  


Journal Entry 54 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Sunday, July 03, 2016

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This came to me as a bookring, and I found it a quick, pretty engrossing read. This being said, I have read other books about kidnappings which were real, and for some reason, knowing this was fiction lessened its impact. It did also remind me of the Collector, which is a stronger book, I think. It felt like there was a bit of lull for quite a while once they've arrived at their "forever" destination. The gradual shift in emotions felt pretty realistic, with all that we know about the Stockholm syndrome, even if it seemed a bit quick to me (although I suppose for someone in that situation the passing of time would not have felt fast!). The descriptions of life in the desert were strong and on the whole it was moving. The complexity of Ty's character was well-done, I thought. I enjoyed reading the other reviewers and agree that even though he is clearly a disturbed young man, so much could have been so much worse, and he did what he had to in order to save her at the end. I appreciated the almost ambiguity of the end.
I'll be heading to France next week and will try to send it from there, where the book rates are better than from Switzerland. Thanks so much for making this available and for sending, everyone! 


Journal Entry 55 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Boiscommun, Centre France on Thursday, July 07, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (7/7/2016 UTC) at Boiscommun, Centre France

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This is now headed from France up to the Netherlands. Enjoy! Thanks for making this available! 


Journal Entry 56 by motherof11 at Dalfsen, Overijssel Netherlands on Sunday, July 10, 2016

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The book has arrived safely. Thanks for sending it, Penelopewanders!
I'm really looking forward to reading it! 


Journal Entry 57 by motherof11 at Dalfsen, Overijssel Netherlands on Sunday, July 17, 2016

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What a great book! I enjoyed it very much!
 


Journal Entry 58 by routergirl at Sacramento, California USA on Monday, May 15, 2017

5 out of 10

I was not a fan! I thought I would like it more, but it was just a bit too unbelievable in places, and it kept losing me.  


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