Monday, February 14, 2011
Books I Couldn't Finish: Stolen by Lucy Christopher
So, Why Didn't You Finish It? Gemma is kidnapped out of an airport by Ty, and taken to BFE Australia to live in the hot, red land.
It's hot, and red. Ty's a monster. But he's not. But he is. And it's hot. And red. Gemma tries to escape. It doesn't work. Its too hot. And maybe too red. And Ty's a creep. But he's not. But he is. Gemma wants to get away. But she can't. Because it's hot, and red. Did I mention it was hot? And red?
Nothing happens! Except it's hot. And red.
Theres no plot, no character development, no nothing. Just heat. And redness.
Dissenting Opinions? But of course.
2011 Printz Honor Books
The Bottom Line: This book is unique for being written in the second person, and Christopher's descriptions of the hot, red land are beautiful, but ultimately, this book is just plain boring.