A memoir by Jaycee Dugard
Storyline: A raw and powerful memoir, her own story of being kidnapped in 1991 and held captive for more than eighteen years. In June of 1991, I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother that loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen…For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse. For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an impossible situation. On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I don’t think of myself as a victim, I simply survived an intolerable situation. A Stolen Life is my story—in my own words, in my own way, exactly as I remember it.
My grandma heard about Jaycee awhile ago on TV and read this book right away and told me I should read it too…it’s taken me a few years to get around to it, but I’ve finally picked it up. It is truly gut wrenching and heart breaking what this girl had to go through. And how she remained positive and brave throughout the whole time that she was held captive is beyond amazing and so inspiring. It’s terrifying that there are such horrendous and disgusting people like Phillip and Nancy in this world. The book tells the story of how she survived the ordeal, I can’t even imagine how she felt for those eighteen years! And I can’t imagine what she’s going through now while trying to still adjust to life, and how her two daughters must be adjusting aswell. It’s an inspiring story of a young girl who never lost hope. It wasn’t written the best (which is understandable) and I didn’t mind it for that reason, but I can see people being pissy about the way it was written. If you’re into true stories and memoirs then I would suggest reading this book.
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