- Published: New York : Chicken House, 2010.
- Year Published: 2010
- Edition: 1st American ed.
- Description: 299 p. ; 22 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 570
- Kidnapping -- Fiction.
- Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
- Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
- Australia -- Fiction.
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Available Copies: Malletts Teen, Traverwood Teen
Sixteen-year-old Gemma, a British city-dweller, is abducted while on vacation with her parents and taken to the Australian outback, where she soon realizes that escape attempts are futile, and in time she learns that her captor is not as despicable as she first believed.
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That being said, I did find it very interesting to follow the characters' development through the story. The book also has a surprisingly satisfying ending despite looking like it's headed for disaster.
I read it in a college-level English class dealing with YA literature, and reactions from my classmates ranged from love to hate and everything in between. This book definitely isn't for everyone, but if you enjoy YA lit it's worth a try.
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