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On 10 June 1991, eleven-year-old Jaycee Dugard was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in Tahoe, California. It was the last her family and friends saw of her for over eighteen years. On 26 August 2009, Dugard, her daughters, and Phillip Craig Garrido appeared in the office of her kidnapper's parole officer in California. Their unusual behaviour sparked an investigation that led to the positive identification of Jaycee Lee Dugard, living in a tent behind Garrido's home. During her time in captivity, at the age of fourteen and seventeen, she gave birth to two daughters, both fathered by Garrido.
Dugard's memoir is written by the 30-year-old herself and covers the period from the time of her abduction in 1991 up until the present. In her stark, utterly honest and unflinching narrative, Jaycee opens up about what she experienced, including how she feels now, a year after being found. Garrido and his wife Nancy have since pleaded guilty to their crimes.

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A stolen life
January 14th, 2015
Amazing, brave girl x can't even begin to feel what her and her family went through, so very sad x god bless you jaycee and family
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A must read
April 14th, 2014
Couldn't put it down. Such an inspirational woman. Who created a loving family considering her torturous past. No child or family should have to go through the amount of pain these victims are put through.
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A Stolen Life
January 8th, 2014
Brilliant and totally honest review of Jaycee Dugard's life, abduction, 18 years of captivity up to her rescue and then the reunion with her family.
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True inspiration
October 27th, 2013
I was hesitant to read this book because I did not know much about Jaycee's story. I was amazed by the courage this woman had by telling her story. It was truly inspirational and by the end I was in tears knowing that although she is still having to take things day by day she is a survivor of the most incredible kind.
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October 24th, 2013
I read this book in two sittings. It would have been one, but I needed time to recover from how upsetting the beginning was. Beautifully written.
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A Stolen Life
February 22nd, 2013
Such a powerful, but sad read. Amazing that she seems so balanced after what she has been through!
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