Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Book Review: A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard

Dec 7, 2011

Book Review: A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard

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:
Phillip Garrido is a monster. What is wrong with people?? The things he put Jaycee Dugard through are unimaginable to any normal, sane person. It makes you want to never let your children out of sight. Jaycee is a survivor, and she is one of the few who actually got lucky and got to go home, even if it was 18 years later. This is not a easy book to read as far as how heart breaking it is. Me being the sappy Mom I am, shed tears a couple times, thinking how horrible it was for her Mom and Jaycee. 

Jaycee explains life before and after the kidnapping, as well as her life in between. She not only came out as a survivor, but a mother of two girls. This is a must read for anyone!

I rate this 4 out of 5 stars! 

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