Friday, July 3, 2015

A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

A Brief Summary:
Opening up about what happened to her and the beginnings of her recovery Jaycee Dugard shares her story.

My Summary:
This book is a hard read, and was probably much harder to write. Jaycee opens up to the world about what happened in a very detailed account.

It's a story of hope and of survival, while paying respects to the pain she experienced. I love that her young voice is kept throughout the book, showcasing how truly young and naive she was. On that note I liked the inclusion of her journal about one of her cats.

The story is told in a disjointed way, going from past to present at random intervals. Personally I think this adds to the book, this can't have been an easy book to write and she wrote it the way she needed to.

Jaycee is an amazing woman for having the strength to survive this, for wanting a better life and education for her daughters, and for sharing her story.

This book will have triggers for victims of sexual assault.

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