A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

Published May 24, 2017

A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

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A tough read this one. This is Jaycee’s story, told in her own words, of how she was abducted at age eleven, kept captive for many, many years, had two children, and eventually re-emerged to join the outside world. It’s a confusing jumble of notes and lists and stories, and as the author herself admits, the confusion is an accurate portrayal of how she felt going through it.

Whilst that confusion is obviously natural, justifiable and totally understandable, I do think perhaps the story would have been better told if it had been delayed a while. To help get thoughts straight. I don’t know.

Still, it is a fascinating and horrifying look at life in captivity, and I can only wish Jaycee, her family, and her foundation well for the future.

Rating: Unrated

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