This is a story of such power on so many levels. Amanda starts off as this backpacking seeker of experiences and ends up the battered survivor of of a kidnapping in Somalia. She was raped, starved, beaten, tortured and denied the basest of human rights and yet the story of how she survived the weeks and months of captivity is amazing. This is a brutal story. I was sick to my stomach thinking about all of the things that I was doing during her captivity.