A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard (EPUB)
On 10 June 1991, eleven-year-old Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped from a school transport stop inside sight of her home in Tahoe, California. It was the last her family and companions saw of her for more than eighteen years. On 26 August 2009, Dugard, her girls, and Phillip Craig Garrido showed up in the workplace of her criminal’s probation officer in California. Their abnormal conduct started an examination that prompted to the positive distinguishing proof of Jaycee Lee Dugard, living in a tent behind Garrido’s home. Amid her time in bondage, at fourteen years old and seventeen, she brought forth two little girls, both fathered by Garrido.
A Stolen Life
Dugard’s diary is composed by the 30-year-old herself. Spreads the period from the season of her snatching in 1991 up until the present. In her stark, absolutely genuine and courageous account, Jaycee opens up about what she encountered. Including how she feels now, a year in the wake of being found.
A Stolen Life is an incredible piece of testimony to a shocking perpetuation of violence against a human being. I am glad that the publishers chose to keep Jaycee’s young voice. Which sounds unspoiled and unguarded in a surprising and touching way. There were some editorial missteps. However, that I felt detracted from the book quite a bit. Including leaving in inconsistent tenses, confusing timelines, and switching back and forth. Perhaps a little too often between past and present for a fairly short book. Addressing these issues would have streamlined the book immensely. And it’s puzzling that more efforts weren’t made to provide a better framework for the story.