Levon thinks he’s kidnapping Candy, but she’s the one calling the shots in this darkly comedic road trip story
Candy hates boarding school. As a junior, graduation is still eons away, and making films is the only way to survive the boredom.
Until she is kidnapped.
Candy panics. Along Came a Spider, Ransom, Taken, Cellular… Candy knows how these movies end. The only reason anyone would abduct her is to get a payout from her rock star father. Except Candy and her father are estranged. There’s no way he’s going to pay.
But with every hour that passes, Candy’s fear slowly recedes. Being on the road is freeing, not to mention great material for a new documentary. And the more time she spends with her handsome captor Levon, the more she learns the whole scheme is not just about ransom. It’s about revenge. What began as a kidnapping is spiraling into a crazy road trip adventure as Candy and Levon find a lot of wrong ways to do the right thing.
I don’t even know what to say about this book. It’s bad. It’s good. It’s surprising. It’s amazing. It’s one adventure after another with these two. Everytime I thought things would calm down, they land themselves up into something else.
It’s funny, it’s thrilling, it’s almost edge of your seat at times. I laughed, I screamed, I yelled at the dumb girl who “has fun” while being kidnapped. She’s absolutely crazy in a glass half full kind of way.
I honestly don’t even know where to begin.
I think my favorite part, which really spoke volumes of this girl’s character, was when Candy and Levon argue over a potential dead body. She is not okay with leaving the guy to die… and he just wants to get out of there before they get caught.
More parallel to that, when you find out his reasons for “Stealing Candy” you begin to wonder exactly what kind of person Levon is.
The ending did not make me happy, it was very cliff hanger-y… but if there is a second book coming I can be okay with that.
Rating: ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Four Hearts
More info: Stewart Lewis