Friday, December 9, 2011

Book Club!!

Today is the last day to enter the Book Club giveaway!

To link up, all you have to do is grab the button (above) and link up (below)!

You can write about any book you want.

This week I'm sharing...


Here's the synopsis:
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.
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I downloaded Jaycee's book out of curiosity.  I think I was curious how someone comes back from 18 years of captivity.  How they survived the captivity itself.  How she's doing now.

I must say I was surprised by her openness and how well written she was.  I was also surprised by how graphic the descriptions of her abuse was.  Overall, I was glad for a happy ending.  She has rebuilt her life.  She is raising her daughters.  She isn't being weighed down by hatred towards her abuser.

What are you currently reading?


11 comments:

tara said...

I wanna read this!!

Jennifer said...

This was a great book. She is so inspiring for those who have suffered from some sort of abuse or have been abducted and been found. There is a chance you can recover pretty well!

Victoria said...

she definitely is tough and such an inspriation. i am not sure if i could be a strong and forgiving as her though.

Christina said...

I want to read this but I don't know if I can handle the reading about the abuse. At least we know it ends well, right?

Meg O. said...

I saw the TV special with her on it and have wanted to read the book ever since!

Kodi said...

I didn't really know if I wanted to read this book, but now I think I'm going to have to go out and get it! Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing:)

Jules said...

ooh I do want to read this book too. Is it on your kindle? maybe you can loan it to me sometime. :)

Wiz said...

This is on my list to read. I just cant imagine what this girl went through.

Kristen Danielle said...

I'm adding this to my "to-read" list! I was going to ask if you had a copy I could borrow, but looks like you have an e-reader... I wonder if they have it at the library.

I'll be linking up for book club friday next week! This seems like fun.

(:

Xoxo,
Kristen

Sarah E. said...

It was a good read about such an awful thing. She's such a strong person!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Yes! I've been wanting to read her book since I saw her interview a few months back!

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