Proceder, who describes in the international best-seller Sanchez, has touched at least 60,000 Spaniards. The scale and cruelty of this phenomenon are shocking and difficult to understand.
The novel is built in a fairly predictable way. The author alternately talks about events once from Laura's point, once from Veronica, sisters who were cruelly deprived of the opportunity to be brought up in one house by the same mother. The author, through the fate of two families, tries to present the problem as accurately as possible, noting the very serious trafficking of children. Is she succeeding?
Yes and no.
The book is read rather well. Rather ...
It draws (mainly because the reader has in mind that this is a novel based on facts), although at times the author reveals her misunderstanding.
The novel is over-talked, entangled in unnecessary threads, which the author does not develop, but presents briefly, which unfortunately irritates, besides, some repeated phrases such as "peach seed in the throat" are so often cited that in practice they appear on the pages of the novel every time Veronica experiences stronger emotions ... Oh, it can irritate ...
In addition, the topic that Sanchez reveals is asking for a suspenseful novel. Unfortunately, the author only manages to keep the reader's attention to some extent. He explains too much at the very beginning and does not grab his heart as much as one would expect in the context of the subject he is undertaking. Reading the novel, we are only silent observers, waiting for developments. It is a pity, because expectations for this item can be much higher.
I'm sure that "Stolen" has a chance to find many fans. Especially among those who like non-fiction and modern history.
Perhaps the reason for my not very enthusiastic assessment is that the topic, which one of the most popular Spanish writers tried to bear, turned out to weigh too much ... and the size of the tragedy is difficult to simply convey with any words.
Do you want to find out if you like the novel?
Take part in our competition!
Send the address to the address [email protected] (in the title "Stolen") and answer the question: "How long will it take you to read 500 pages of this novel?" :)
Of course, after selecting the winner of the fun we do not intend to visit the Winner with a counter in hand .... No worries. We will not interrupt your reading.
We're just curious about your answers, especially how much time you have to read with your children - hence all your estimates are welcome. :)
The competition lasts until Monday (18.08) until 22.00.
The results will be published by Tuesday (19.08) until 22.00.