Rating: 3 stars
‘Jane Anonymous’ by Laurie Faria Stolarz is a light young adult thriller. Jane tells her story from past and present detailing what she remembers of her kidnapping and escape. The story was quick and concise because it felt like reading her journal.
From the synopsis, it was important for Jane to find her Mason. The awareness was the only part of the book that dragged, which totally made sense given the circumstance but that’s when I fell off on the sympathy train. Oops.
The story caters to Stockholm Syndrome and presents a different tale I haven’t read thus far considering every situation a victim comes out of differs. As this was a difficult and important topic to write about I was left with hope and compassion rather than dread of what people are capable of.
The only thing that was missing was more of the captor’s thoughts, circumstance and obligation to commit a crime; but that would have been a whole different story. As a whole, I did enjoy the book because even though the majority was about Jane, it also presented friendship, family and tips on survival.
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