Posted by Susanne Gervay
on Apr 21, 2010 in News
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Sydney is warm, lovely as autumn arrives and we’re enjoying an outdoor pizza with authors and book lovers.
Melina Marchetta rushed in after launching Peter Skrzynecki’s new book. It’s always wonderful to see the talented Melina. Her YA novel ‘The Piper’s Son’ is getting rave reviews and is taking Australia by storm. Yeah to Melina.
Lucy Christopher is in town to celebrate her short listing for the Children’s Book Council Awards. Lucy’s YA novel STOLEN is spear-heading a pacey new young adult genre.
STOLEN by Lucy Christopher
Gemma, 16, is on layover at Bangkok Airport, en route with her parents to a vacation in Vietnam. She steps away for just a second, to get a cup of coffee. Ty–rugged, tan, too old, oddly familiar–pays for Gemma’s drink. And drugs it. They talk. Their hands touch. And before Gemma knows what’s happening, Ty takes her. Steals her away. The unknowing object of a long obsession, Gemma has been kidnapped by her stalker and brought to the desolate Australian Outback. STOLEN is her gripping story of survival, of how she has to come to terms with her living nightmare–or die trying to fight it.