My rating: 4 of 5 stars
When I first got started into this book an unbelievable amount of grief for this family enveloped me. I have two daughters and as a parent I found this book an emotional read. I am one of those worst case scenario parents, a little suffocating, but I try to hold it in and let them learn to navigate the world on their own but with supervision, so I think about what would happen if someone took one or both of my girls and I can't even describe it because my mind won't let me go there it is protecting itself from the unthinkable. Somehow though Johnston was able to describe some of it to us in the beginning of the book placing us in that unbearable, unthinkable place.
When Justin is found I rejoiced but to read all the horrors he endured to watch him go through so much emotionally, I saw red. I was so pissed I was thinking about all the horrible things I would have done to his abductor.
This book covers an emotional roller coaster of our capacity to heal. This book focuses not on the crime as it is occurring but it delves into what happens after.
Even though it was hard to read at times because of the content, this family and the way that they start to get through this is nothing short of a miracle and I am so glad that I got to read their story.
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