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Currently 1.5/5 Stars.
Cindy C. (Highlandheart44) reviewed Mommy's Little Girl: The True Story of Casey Anthony and her Daughter Caylee's Tragic Fate on
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There was some new information in this book for me but nothing I couldn't have found on the web. The worse thing about the book is annoying typographical errors. She states on page 290:
The grand jury returned an indictment that afternoon charging Casey with first-degree capital murder, writing that she'd violated Florida Statues with a "premeditated design to to effect the death of Casey Marie Anthony"
Seriously. Proof read anyone? That should say "Caylee Marie Anthony". And there was another place in the book where the same mistake was made. While you can expect this type of mistake to said during a live interview when its easy to get all their names mix up, to read it not once but TWICE in a book makes me feel the author is just trying to make a quick buck and strike while the iron is hot.
It was an easy read, but if you have followed the case closely, you know all of this stuff anyway.
~~This title disgusts me. I really wish Fanning would have picked a better title. Caylee deserves better than to be called "Mommy's Little Girl".~~
I tend to go for urban fiction that includes the end result of the trial but I won't pass by a book that looks interesting to me because of this. Being that I followed Caylee being "missing" and her being found, I wanted to read this to not only get Fanning's take but maybe get some of the smaller details I may have missed. This doesn't disappoint in the detail area, there are quite a few things here that I hadn't heard reported on the news. Nothing huge, but small things add up as everyone knows.
This was, by so far, the hardest true crime book I've ever read. Maybe because I followed it as it happened, maybe because it's so recent, maybe because she reminds me of my young daughter, I don't know but it really hit me hard. I had a lot of trouble falling asleep last night - for hours I laid in bed alternating between sadness that a little girl I'd never met is gone and anger at the monster that was supposed to be her Mommy. This little girl should have been cherished and instead she was born into a family of monsters and idiots. The Grandfather, at best, is a gambler who can't keep a house for his family. The Grandmother, at best, is a trashy control freak who is blind to everything around her. The "Mother", as we all know well, is a fucking monster.
This woman (and I use that term loosely because she in no way is a real woman in my eyes) lied for the pure hell of it. For no reason. She's one of those people that will lie, while it's obvious to everyone else, and then demand that she's not lying. She actually had her family going about her having a job at Universal for YEARS. That's not to mention that she wasn't even a high school graduate. She took the police there and after being told by security that no one with her name worked there, proceeded to walk through the halls with the police watching her until she finally stopped, turned around, and said that she didn't really work there. Uh, no shit.
She's not crazy. She's evil. There was no accident. She wanted to party and she didn't want her Mom to continue watching Caylee. She was jealous of Caylee and her Grandmothers relationship. SHE wanted the same relationshio but she wanted it with no work.
What parents are okay with their child continuously leaving their Grandchild with a "sitter" for days and weeks on end? If I was without my daughter for minutes my parents would be looking into it. Granted, no one besides us watches Julia, so it's a little different. At the same time, no normal people would be okay with all of the things these two people were okay with.
From what I've seen on the news and read the only normal people in this family, besides poor little Caylee, were/are the uncle (I think his name was Rick) and the Great-GrandMom, Shirley. That's it. Those are the only two people who actually saw this for what it was, tried to help, and when they weren't allowed they stepped back to watch. THOSE are the people I feel sorry for. The rest of the monsters can rot in hell.
I'd like to get ahold of Casey and do things to her that I can't type here. I could shock the hell out of the people that know me if I told of the tortures I could think of, and implement, with my very own hands for that monster.
I pray Caylee died without knowing what was happening. I pray to God she didn't know her Mommy was hurting her. Did Casey stop on the way out of the woods? Did she stop, turn, and look one last time as the bundle that held her baby?
I'm all for standing by family but I think I can say that if something like this, God forbid, happened in my family, none of us would stand by the person who commited the crime. And that's the right thing to do. My parents would NEVER even THINK about forgiving that.
This girl wanted to party and she wanted that baby out of the way. And that's it. And if anyone wants to argue with me that she's crazy and blah, blah, blah, save it. I'm not an expert but no one will ever convince me she's nuts. She's sane. She's just evil. Pure fucking evil.
Part of me hopes she gets the death penalty and part of me thinks that far too easy. I can't imagine the feelings that go through a persons mind on the way to their death but it can't be easy. But I hope, until the day she dies, she hears Caylee's screams in her head. I hope she hears her crying but can't remember anything good about her. She doesn't deserve the smallest joyful memory. She gave up the right to that when she killed her baby in my opinion.
I hope other imates get ahold of her and torture her until she begs for death.
I will never pay one single penny for any book those "parents" write. I hope others feel the same way. They should NOT be able to make money from this. They already abused the account(s) in Caylee's name in the past and will most assuredly do it again, if they aren't already.
I sincerely hope that Casey's life is so horrible that she begs to be able to commit suicide, and then I hope that she can't. I hope she drives herself insane with all the memories and thoughts of what a monster piece of trash she is.
If you kept up at all with the Casey Anthony story this is the book for you. I followed the story in the news and found the book fascinating even though I already knew a lot of the details. It's an easy read and makes you wonder what is wrong with that girl. A very sad story but made me think what where the parents thinking not to see the warning signs that their daughter was unstable.
Currently 4/5 Stars.
Shannon E. (goldilocks71) reviewed Mommy's Little Girl: The True Story of Casey Anthony and her Daughter Caylee's Tragic Fate on
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was interesting to learn about aspects of the case that haven't been exposed in other ways. If there was any doubt that she did it before, it will be gone once you read this book.
I suppose almost everyone in America knows about this case but here is a synopsis anyway: A little girl named Caylee goes missing in June 2008 and her mother inexplicably waits for about a month to report her little daughter missing. This book delves into the dynamic of the Anthony Family - especially George and his interactions with the rest of the family. It explores the beginnings of the case against Casey and although it was written before the 'Not Guilty' verdict, it does some investigation of the pathology of Casey Anthony as well.
I have to say that I truly believe that Casey had something to do with her daughter's murder, whether it was accidentally or out of spite towards her parents, I just can't decide. I suppose that we will never really know the truth of Caylee's death but I certainly will never forget little Caylee or all the other missing children out there. I give the book an A+!
Currently 4/5 Stars.
Stephanie H. reviewed Mommy's Little Girl: The True Story of Casey Anthony and her Daughter Caylee's Tragic Fate on
This was a very enjoyable book about a horrible crime. Sadly, the real life verdict came out before I could finish the book, so I just didn't have the heart to continue reading. A warning for other OCD people out there, there are quite a few spelling errors and places where I'm pretty sure they wrote "Casey" instead of "Caylee", its easy to figure out what they meant, just a little annoying to have to.