Something about Stockholm Syndrome really jazzes my beebo, youknowwhatimsayin’? No? What? Why are you looking at me like that? I promise I’m not a psychopath, but reading books about kidnappings where the victim falls in love with their captor is one of my all-time favorite subjects in the galaxy. Okay, so maybe I’m slightly psychotic, but the topic is miraculously captivating. My favorite book I’ve ever read is The Good Girl by Mary Kubica; if you haven’t read it yet, pull up Amazon right now and fucking buy it. So when I was at work the other day and my coworker busted me googling “best reads on Stockholm Syndrome”, two things happened. 1) I’m certain she now thinks I have someone chained up in my crawlspace and 2) Captive by A.J. Grainger popped up on my browser.
Grainger slays. She took my love of prisoners held in captivity who find “love” and multiplied it by one thousand (again, it’s becoming more and more apparent that I may have psychological issues). IT’S FINE. Captive follows Robyn, the daughter of the fictional Prime Minister of Britain, as she is kidnapped and held for ransom by a group of animal rights activists. This book has been glued to my eyeballs for the past two days; I officially deem it impossible to put down. Robyn ends up falling for one of her kidnappers, and I did too, so who am I to judge her life? You do you, boo-boo.
Also, I would like to point out that I would struggle not falling for my animal-rights-activist-kidnapper. Yeah, he might have taken me against my will, but ANIMALS! I feel worse for homeless animals than I do homeless people, 100% of the time. And animal testing can kiss my non-existent white ass. Give me all the bunnies, the monkeys, the mice and the rats. I will house them all in my 1,000 square-foot house and we’ll live happily ever after, the end.
Captive held my undying attention from start to finish and I couldn’t recommend it more without screaming the words directly into your eardrums, straight into your cerebellums. It’s a quick and easy read, and I cried when I finished it like the emotionally unstable child I am.
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