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Friday, December 4, 2015
Born in Captivity
Published: May 18, 2011 by Back Bay Books
First Published: September 13, 2010
I remember back when this book first came out thinking it was such an interesting concept. It's now been years since it's been released, and years that I've been looking forward to reading it... something that can lend itself to a let down. But instead this book was just what I expected and I totally get what all the hype was about.
Reading this book, I didn't want to put it down. I would have been happy to sit down and read it all in one sitting, but pesky things like sleep got in the way. In some ways this book is predictable. You know they have to escape, otherwise what exactly would be the point. But I still had to know exactly when and how it would happen.
As much as I loved this book, it's hard to say it's really enjoyable. This book is about a really depressing topic. And the more you get into it the worse things become. It brought up aspects of life living your whole life in a single room that I never would have thought of. But yet each time something happened, it made complete sense that would be the reaction.
In a lot of ways I can't believe it's taken me so long to read this book. Although I do think reading this book now as a parent, gives me a different appreciation for it than I would have otherwise. I know they just turned this book into a movie, and while I'm sure it's amazing, I do think I'm going to need to prepare myself to watch it.