A Stolen Life is an autobiography about Jaycee Dugard. She was kidnapped at 11 years old and held captive for 18 years by Phillip Craig and Nancy Garrido. During Jaycee’s imprisonment she gave birth to two girls by Phillip. Jaycee had lived in a tent and trailer in Phillip and Nancy’s backyard for the entire 18 years.
Jaycee’s story was extremely difficult to read. At one point when she spoke of her first rape by Phillip I had decided I could not read the book. But I felt it was important to read her whole story. In the book during her reunion with her mother was very emotional and you almost feel what she might have been feeling right before she saw her mother again 18 years later. I want to recommend this book to everyone so you understand that it can happen to you, but it was such a devastating sad story that I almost hate to have someone else read it. Although she was freed and reunited with her family, she will be forever scarred. This is one of those books I’ll think about constantly.