Friday, July 9, 2010
Synopsis: “A girl finds herself running through the forest at the edge of a village with no memory of anything, even her own name, and later learns that she might be twelve-year-old Isabelle, believed to be stolen by a witch six years before.”
I admit the reason or reasons that I picked up Stolen might seem a bit odd. I decided to give it a try because a) I was running low on books that I hadn’t read before, b) The creepy cover caught my eye, and c) the premise sounded interesting. I am happy to tell you that it was well worth my time (well, what little of it that was taken to read this very short book).
What truly made Stolen such a great read would have to be the imagery and the vividness of Vivian Vande Velde’s writing. The story never once loss momentum (or got so far off base that you were left wondering, what on earth is going on) from the first page to the very last; in other words I could barely wait to finish the book so that I could find out how it was all going to play out for Isabelle.