Thursday, June 25, 2015

One Thing Stolen by Beth Kephart

One Thing Stolen
by Beth Kephart

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Just released: April 14, 2015
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Genre: Illness, Italy, YA
Hardback: 272 pages
Rating: 4

First sentence(s):
If you could see me. If you were near.
This, I would say.

Something is not right with Nadia Cara. While spending a year in Florence, Italy, she's become a thief. She has secrets. And when she tries to speak, the words seem far away. Nadia finds herself trapped by her own obsessions and following the trail of an elusive Italian boy whom only she has seen.

Can Nadia be rescued or will she simply lose herself altogether? Set against the backdrop of a glimmering city, One Thing Stolen is an exploration of obsession, art, and a rare neurological disorder. It is a celebration of language, beauty, imagination, and the salvation of love.

My two-bits:

This story had an artsy feel to it. There is a mix of past and present imagery of Florence, Italy. There are scenes that are disjointed which adds a mystery element that begs the question of what is real. There are moments that can be confusing and frustrating similar to what the protagonist experiences.


* review copy courtesy of publisher

* added to my COYER challenge/scavenger hunt (details)

* part of my Armchair Summer Travel (details) - check it out to enter Armchair Summer Travel Book Box Giveaway

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