One Thing Stolen by Beth Kephart

One Thing Stolen

Written by Beth Kephart
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One Thing Stolen by Beth Kephart

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 also a celebration of language, beauty, imagination, and the salvation of love.


Rivetingly captures the destructive effects of mental and physical illness on a likable, sweet-natured teen. --Kirkus Reviews An enigmatic, atmospheric, and beautifully written tale. --Booklist, starred review Kephart's artful novel attests to the power of love and beauty to thrive even in the most devastating of circumstances. -School Library Journal One Thing Stolen is a masterwork-a nest of beauty and loss, a flood of passion so sweet one can taste it. This is no ordinary book. It fits into no box It is its own box-its own language. --Printz award winner A.S. King Takes readers to the heart of Florence and mental illness. --Shelf Awareness An atmospheric and highly original story of mental illness, loss, and love.'s Omnivoracious One Thing Stolen will entrance readers through the excellently portrayed bond between Nadia and her best friend, Maggie, --Book Page One Thing Stolen will entrance readers. --Book Page Lyrical. will appeal to readers who enjoy sophisticated works of fiction. -VOYA: Voice of Youth Advocates

About the Author

Beth Kephart is the award-winning author of books for both adults and young readers, including Going Over and This Is the Story of You. She lives in Devon, Pennsylvania, and teaches creative nonfiction at the University of Pennsylvania.

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280 pages


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Chronicle Books

Publication date

1st March 2016



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