My biggest fear is my kids being kidnapped. I can handle them dying even more than that. (I'd really like to not ever have to test that theory...)
Wow. This book was disturbing. It was emotional. It was... disturbing. Unbelievable.
Jaycee was kidnapped in 1991, when she was 11. Her kidnapper, Phillip Garrido, kept her for over 18 years. He fathered her two children. He was married. His mother was on the same property.
She not only survived, but she managed to do it well. What I can't believe is how she was taken on outings, met Phillip's parole officers, had access to the internet... and she still wasn't found until she was. That she was kept in the backyard and no one even thought to look back there is just unfathomable. This man was sick. Very messed in the head. He had her brainwashed, controlled, scared. She actually felt the need to protect him, to keep him happy, to rely on him. His wife was in on this. That, in itself is wrong in so many ways.
She was rescued, reconnected with her family, and is doing so amazingly well... her story is not one I would ever wish on anyone, but her attitude should be manufactured and sold in jars.
I love reading memoirs. The real stories. This one was hard. She was able to recount so many things from those horrid years. I hope she can continue in her positive outlook on life and build something wonderful for herself and her girls.