When Jaycee Dugard was eleven years old, she was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in South Lake Tahoe, California. She was missing for more than eighteen years, held captive by Phillip Craig and Nancy Garrido, and gave birth to two daughters during her imprisonment. On August 26, 2009, Garrido showed up for a meeting with his parole officer; he brought Jaycee, her daughters, and his wife Nancy with him. Their unusual behavior raised suspicions and an investigation revealed the tent behind the Garridos’ home where Jaycee had been living for nearly two decades. A Stolen Life was written by Jaycee herself and covers the period from the time of her abduction in 1991 up until the present. In her stark, compelling narrative, she opens up about what she experienced—and offers an extraordinary account of courage and resilience.
First of all, I can't believe this is true. But it is. It's so disgusting that something like this happens today. I absolutely can't believe it. She, Jaycee writes this book by herself, she has to be just a strong person to go thru this things again, and, write it down. Also that she is still able to live normal life? I wish so. Many of these kids can't escape, don't know any better, and the worst situation is, that they get killed after all. She was a lucky one, because she got out.
This story was all over the news when they found her. It was very interesting to read what is going on and how everything happend. And when I saw this book at the store, I had to buy it! Actually I bought it couple days before Eliel was born (book to the hospital) but I read it in that same night :)!Hups...
The written language is very easy to read. She has written very simple way. Of course there is some words what I don't know, some really professional ones :) but you will get the story line so easily, even if you don't know all the words.
I won't recommend this book for kids! And for mothers and fathers who are EXTRA SCARED everything what happens in this world. I was worried too couple days after I read this book...but then I had to "come out" of that book and start living my own happy life! I have to hope that this never happens to anybody.
If you like true stories, read this! I am happy that I read it!