1.) The first significant event is the moment when Jaycee is kidnapped by Phillip. It is obvious as to why this event has such a significance. Because if it didn't happen, well then, this book would have never been written, and Jaycee might have been just another person that lived a normal life.
2.) The second significant event would had to have been the first time that Jaycee was raped. Why? Well because it was only the beginning of the torture that she would soon endure. And it was the one event that changed her perspective on things, and even after the matter, she still had hope. She wasn't going to give up that easily.
3.) The third event would probably be when Phillip brought Jaycee her first kitty. This holds significance because it is the first animal out of very many animals that Phillip will give to her, and these animals are what keep Jaycee company and they mean quite a bit to her. They made Jaycee feel loved.
4.) The fourth event was the first time that Phillip went on a "run." And no, these aren't normal runs, these are times when Phillip gets high on "crank" and puts Jaycee through a series of different, sickening-sexual events. These "runs" hold significance because it helps the audience to realize what a sick man Phillip is, and what Jaycee was put through.
5.) The fifth event would be when Phillip introduces his wife Nancy to Jaycee. This is very significant because it's crazy that she was in on this kidnapping! And Nancy never really did anything to help Jaycee escape! Wow, what a crazy lady.
6.) The sixth event would be when Jaycee finds out that she is pregnant with her first baby at the age of 13, on Easter Sunday in 1994. This is significant because this baby will grow to be one of the most important parts of Jaycee's life. Not only that, but it's important because it showed that Jaycee didn't care if her rapist was the father of the child.
7.) The seventh event would be when Jaycee again finds out that she is pregnant with her second child. The significance of this is that, when this child is born, it will be taught that Nancy is the mother and not Jaycee. Along with the first baby, she too will be taught that Jaycee is just a sister.
8.) The eighth event would be when Jaycee and Nancy go out for the first time for an "outing," it is when they go and get their nails done. Why is this significant? Well because it is really one of the first times that Jaycee will be let out, and because no one notices her. Knowing that no one knew she was, Jaycee began to feel like she invisible, and she slowly began to lose hope.
9.) The ninth event would be when Phillip kept getting new parole officers. This held significance because at one point in time, one of them meets Jaycee. But the parole officer has no idea that she was being held captive, and Jaycee didn't really try to inform him about it.
10.) The tenth even would be when Jaycee went with Phillip and Nancy, along with the children, to Phillip's meeting with the parole officer. There, everything would change. They investigated Jaycee and then found out that she was in fact the girl who had been kidnapped for so long. Jaycee was now free.