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  1. says:

    This is a monumental book in many ways It's one of the few times that a victim of prolonged sexual imprisonment has come forth to tell her story and the importance of having a record of this first hand account cannot be discounted Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped at the age of 11 and held captive for 18 years while a man repeatedly raped her and had her bear two of his children She was miraculously freed at the age

  2. says:

    I read this in one sitting I would be concerned about anyone who could read this book without difficulty I had to pause freuently and just breathe to compose myself and still feel sick to my stomach when I think of what she endured It is a horrific story and yet beautifully written Jaycee Lee Dugard is an extraordinary young woman and courageous in the extreme not only because she survived her ordeal with compassion for

  3. says:

    Hard to read hard to review Please know that the two star rating is no reflection on Ms Dugard or my abject horror at what she experienced But I certainly didn't really like it and I'm not sure I'd actually recommend it to anyone The diction and syntax are somewhat simple but that rang true since her formal education stopped at 5th grade Pa

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    If nothing else this book definitely shows the power of hope gratitude and the healing power of animalsIn her own words Jaycee Dugard recounts her life her abduction her abuse and her eventual freedom from the prison of a disgusting backyard and her own fears of the world beyond it I read this in one sitting an

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    I was going to give this book a 4 star rating and be done with it Anything else felt douchey How could you give a book about a courageous girl who kept going and kept it together and raised two girls while in an unimaginably horrible situation anything LESS than 4 starsBut then I thought about why I was giving t

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    I along with the rest of the world waited for this book And I have to say I'm disappointed According to the info I found on line Dugard did indeed have help writing this book What kind of help I don't know because it's obvious most of us couldn't tell when reading A Stolen Life Apparently a Rebecca Bailey who is a post trauma family reunification specialist is who helped with this book I couldn't tellI tried not to be t

  7. says:

    I am definately going to hug my children a little tighter and make sure I remember the promises I make to them after reading

  8. says:

    The five stars are not for the literary value of this book but for the honest telling of what these 18 stolen years were like for Jaycee Dugard I am glad she allowed us to read this story in her own words and not some smooth glossy ve

  9. says:

    I read this book in one day I was captured by Jaycee's words and her story She endured so much and was such a brave woman I probably would have given up but she pressed on and loved to tell a tale that no one could even think to write for fiction

  10. says:

    I haven't read a memoir of this kind before They're so hard to read This need not be a literary review but a review of this woman's story and I've rated it a full 5 stars Like most of us I'd heard about this over the years but didn't consider reading her memoir until I stumbled across it in a second hand bookshop just last week Ja

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R in California Their unusual behaviour sparked an investigation that led to the positive identification of Jaycee Lee Dugard living in a tent behind Garrido's home During her time in captivity at the age of fourteen and seventeen she gave birth to two daughters both fathered by Garrido Dugard's memoir is written by the I was going to give this book a 4 star rating and be done with it Anything else felt douchey How could you give a book about a courageous girl who kept going and kept it together and raised two girls while in an unimaginably horrible situation anything LESS than 4 starsBut then I thought about why I was giving the book the BOOK not the woman the book 4 stars I was doing it out of pity and sympathy The story of Jaycee Dugard is so horrifying and tragic that I wanted to give the book 4 stars just for that I couldn t bear to give it 5 stars putting it right up there with the Count of Monte Cristo and White Teeth and the others I thought 4 was than fair as a pity vote And then I thought that going about it that way just wasn t fair I was treating this book differently because the subject was so horrible and frightening like giving any and every book about the Holocaust a 4 or 5 just because the Holocaust was so tragic So this is my honest rating A 1 star rating After I wrote this review when I was looking it over for the final time before submitting I boosted it to a 2 star rating out of pity I knowThe book flops around a lot To her credit Jaycee acknowledges this in the beginning and says it was all a part of her process I have no uarrel with that whatsoever but as a reader experiencing a book for the first time it s distracting and cconfusing The book is also rambling as if it could have benefited from a good editor I do not enjoy rambling books As for the writing style itself I hate myself for saying this it s juvenile and stilted This is understandable the girl was snatched away when she was 11 for crying out loud She never had a chance to continue her schooling But that doesn t change the writing style of the book it just explains it A co writer or ghost writer could have fixed this nicely but I bet writing this was part of Jaycee s healing process so again it s understandableI know I come off as heartless I know I sound like a terrible person But I also felt pretty terrible giving this book a 4 star rating ONLY because I felt so sorry for the author and was so horrified by everything she had to endure at the hands of those monstersI know I

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30 year old herself and covers the period from the time of her abduction in 1991 up until the present In her stark utterly honest and unflinching narrative Jaycee opens up about what she experienced including how she feels now a year after being found Garrido and his wife Nancy have since pleaded guilty to their crimes I am definately going to hug my children a little tighter and make sure I remember the promises I make to them after reading this book I remember seeing Jaycee s face on missing posters and praying for her when I was a teenager I also remember the day I was watching the news and heard the news of incredible discovery While I was reading this book I could not stop thinking about when I was eleven years old Jaycee does a wonderful job of showing exactly how her life was stolen I guess because I am only few years older than Jaycee I can t help but think of all that has happened in my life during the last 18 years This book although it was a uick read was by no means an easy read Jaycee is an amazing young women At one point in the book she describes herself as a coward but in my oppinion she is anything but She is one bravest women I can think of After reading her story I was able to see just how much of a psycological hold her abducters had over her Thier is so much I want to say about this book but I just can t wrap my mind around it all at this time so I will be writting as I sort through everything Ok it s been a couple days since I have read this one and I have had some time to digest things I m so angry at the system for failing her I can t help but feel like not only was she victimized by her captors but by the system who was put in place to protect her all of us really I can understand missing her on one or even two of the visits but over eighteen years is just ridiculous Probation officers came to that house over sixty times during her captivity why in all those times did nt they just one check the backyard The neighbor even called the cops to report that children where living in tents in the backyard When the sherrif came to ivestigate he never bothered to go into the backyard once again I am left wondering WHY Jaycee s story has definately made me loose faith in the so called system I look at my three little girls and feel all the need to protect them I m so proud of Jaycee for surviving not only physically but mentally to I really liked the part about the reunification process I honestly was very naive about what reuniting her with her family would entail I think of all she lost during those eighteen years and its mindblowing I want to thank her therapist for doing such a wonderful job with helping her I do wish she would have talked a little about how her daughters felt when they found out everything but I do understand her need to protect them I can t wait to see her build her foundation and rebuild her life

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On 10 June 1991 eleven year old Jaycee Dugard was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in Tahoe California It was the last her family and friends saw of her for over eighteen years On 26 August 2009 Dugard her daughters and Phillip Craig Garrido appeared in the office of her kidnapper's parole office This is a monumental book in many ways It s one of the few times that a victim of prolonged sexual imprisonment has come forth to tell her story and the importance of having a record of this first hand account cannot be discounted Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped at the age of 11 and held captive for 18 years while a man repeatedly raped her and had her bear two of his children She was miraculously freed at the age of 29 and two years later seems to be overall pretty well adjusted and happyI ve read a fair amount on this subject but it s still very painful to read about Jaycee s story One of the awful things about her situation is that her captor was nice to her when he wasn t assaulting her sobbing and apologizing profusely and telling her she was helping him with his problem The confusion of dealing with that must do untold amounts of damage since if someone is always monstrous it s much easier to look upon him as the enemy While it s natural to wonder about these things it has always troubled me when I hear strongly worded uestions about why victims in these situations don t try harder to escape I think it s very difficult to imagine the amount of physical and psychological fear and confusion that these individuals undergo as well as the coping mechanisms that they must use in order to simply survive Through Jaycee s words it s possible to come closer to understanding how someone in a devastating situation is relentlessly conditioned into doing a dominant person s bidding and how her reality changed so much that she began to look upon being separated from her captor with crippling fear of the unknownWhile I am glad that readers have a chance to read Jaycee s story it does worry me that it comes so soon after her release in 2009 Elizabeth Smart has similarly just signed on to be a commentator for ABC News and it makes you wonder if Elisabeth Fritzl can be too far behind I cannot even begin to imagine the kind of damage this kind of violence and depravity does to someone let alone a child whose character hadn t even been fully formed at the time of her kidnapping It troubles me to think that in our insistent need for information and our need for heroic stories in this modern age we may unintentionally be harming these poor women with the pressure to present a pulled together picture perfect image for our benefit But perhaps I don t give enough credit to their strength While there is a great deal of pain in reading Jaycee s story as you relive her suffering it is also impossible not to be moved by the resiliency of the human spirit The joy she took in the pets that came and went over the years her attempts to stay positive chronicled through journal entries her pleasure in the birth of her beautiful baby girls One of the things that touched me the most was the notion that a child of 17 with a fifth grade education was determined to provide some sort of education and future for her two children by downloading daily lesson plans and teaching them herself It speaks to an extraordinary spirit as well as to the extraordinary capacity of the human heart The fact that these kinds of violent acts happen in the world are incredibly shameful and tragic In sharing her story however Jaycee Dugard has helped many readers to see that human beings can and do survive impossible situationsand that it s important to appreciate the many precious freedoms that we so often take for grantedA note about the book This is an incredible piece of testimony to a shocking perpetuation of violence against a human being I am glad that the publishers chose to keep Jaycee s young voice which sounds unspoiled and unguarded in a surprising and touching way There were some editorial missteps however that I felt detracted from the book uite a bit including leaving in inconsistent tenses confusing timelines and switching back and forth perhaps a little too often between past and present for a fairly short book Addressing these issues would have streamlined the book immensely and it s puzzling that efforts weren t made to provide a better framework for the storyAdditional ReadingReaders who are interested in exploring other books with similar topics might consider Living Dead Girl which is the best fictionalized story about kidnapping and imprisonment that I ve read to date I was NOT a huge fan of the much lauded Room or the recent Circle 9 however