Stolen is heartbreaking, thought-provoking, and beautiful all at the same time. It comes to light that Ty has been watching Gemma for years at her home in London, and believes that by bringing her to the extreme isolation of the Outback, he can convince her to love him as he loves her. As such, in spite of the fact that he has kidnapped her, he treats her very respectfully and does not force himself on her at all. As Gemma learns about Ty's troubled childhood, he becomes a sympathetic character, which causes Gemma much confusion and guilt as she develops feelings for him. This situation could result in great discussion material, both about Stockholm Syndrome and about Ty's character -- his motives may be pure, but does he understand that his methods are not? Readers may recognize an interesting plot parallel when Ty captures and tries to tame a wild camel. Language is graphic at times, though not frequent. There are references to teen sex and drinking during Gemma's recollections of her life in London. In her initial despair, Gemma tries to cut herself with broken glass.