9.07.2012

Book Club Friday #23

TGIF, sweet readers!
 
Linking up for my fave with Heather and Katie!
 
 
This week, I'm sharing A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard.
 
My sister had bought this book back when it was first published, and I kept meaning to borrow it. I finally got it from her to read. 
 

Book description from GoodReads:

In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who 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 survived.

A Stolen Life is my story—in my own words, in my own way, exactly as I remember it.

My thoughts:

This book was VERY intense. I knew it was written about her life while she was abducted, but I guess I didn't think it'd be as hard to read as it was. It was a great read, and I'm glad I picked it up. But just be prepared to be very disturbed by the things she went through. She's very detailed.

I gave it 4 out of 5 stars.

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9 comments:

Julie said...

Added it to Goodreads - didn't know she wrote a book either!!

Jordan said...

I really want to read this to get more insight but I am a little apprehensive. Sounds intense.

Neely said...

I read it too! So disturbing!

Cassie said...

New follower on Goodreads. Sounds intense, but maybe I'll read it one day.. if I'm feeling up to it.

Casey said...

I've been wanting to read this one for awhile now. It is such a crazy story!

tara said...

i've had this book on my kindle for a while but i haven't read it yet. i feel like i've gotta be in a certain mood to read it cuz i know it will be super intense!

Heather said...

She is such an incredibly strong woman to survive what she went through.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Ever since I saw her on that 20/20 interview I have been fascinated by her story and what happened to her. I need to read this book but it sounds like it's really strong and intense.

Sarah E. said...

I was really shocked by a lot of the book - she is such a strong woman. It's unbelievable what she went through and survived.

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