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16 July 2012 @ 03:10 pm
Book Review: A Stolen Life by Jayce Dugard  
A Stolen LifeA Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was an amazing book, an amazing story, and Ms. Dugard is an amazing person. I read this book in one day. I found Ms. Dugard a good writer (I don't know whether she had a ghost writer or not. I am assuming that she didn't because no one was credited other than Jaycee Dugard as the writer.)

Ms. Dugard was kidnapped when she was only 11 year old. She was forced into becoming a sex slave to an older man (Philip Garrido) who had a record of sexual exploits. Garrido was a master manipulator. Not only was he able to manipulate his wife in helping him kidnap this child and keep her as his sex slave, but he managed to manipulate Jaycee Dugard into feeling sorry for him while he was abusing her. Dugard gave birth to two daughters, managed his printing business, became friends with his wife, and all the time, she longed for her mother.

Dugard's education ended with the fifth grade when she was kidnapped. Nonetheless, she managed to educate her daughters. Moreover, her spirit was not truly broken by this monster of a man. She managed to keep a strong head and harbors no ill towards her captor. I'm not sure that I would be able to do so myself.

I strongly recommend this book.

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~Lirpa~: GOT: Robb Starkkatje0711 on July 18th, 2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
Wow. To think of her going through all that!
Spicedogsspicedogs on July 19th, 2012 03:55 pm (UTC)
I find it more amazing that she is such a nice, well-rounded person after going through this terrorizing event for 19 years.
~Lirpa~: Grimm: Reading is Sexykatje0711 on July 19th, 2012 04:11 pm (UTC)
Well, that, too, of course1