I must address those poor souls who actually wasted their time to give negative reviews. This is a story about a wounded healer giving her account of her reality. The truth! People who actually wrote some mindless criticism... such as "Children should not talk like that" are truly astoundingly ignorant! Jaycee is 30, a mother of two, and a survivor with a message so profound it's beacon of light is too blinding for those people that are so cool they wear sunglasses at night. Here is a woman so wronged by society and it's utterly disgusting to me people are so uppity they could actually offer such negative criticism. To those people who did not get it Jaycee Dugard did us a service as a collective people so that we can learn from this terrible flaw in our society... That prisons like hers exist, although she did nothing to deserve this, our law enforcement aided her prison when there was NO viable reason she could not have been rescued early on. So yeah it's HORRIFIC, we live in a world this could happen to you!!! HELLO! Jaycee and her family deserve the respect of our President and country. This is supposed to be the land of the Free People! So sorry if you do not find her sheer horror to your standard whoever you are, you must also be sadist.
I feel privileged that Ms. Dugard would share her story with us. Her story made me cry so many times. I got this gut-wrenching feeling every time I knew something terrible was going to happen - this book is not for the faint-of-heart. But her experience is real, and the suffering was so painful in a way I am glad she did not gloss over the terror.
I disagree with one review about how Ms. Dugard's voice seemed detached. Do we seriously expect her to read like an actress and acting out the parts? That's just plain disrespectful... She is telling her story but at the same time, she needs to not be living that moment again... And in all honesty, she read very well. If you are at all curious about her story, this is a must.
Too horrible and disturbing to even finish. Even though she must be near 30 now, she sounds 11 -- the age she was when she was abducted. I just can't listen to all that cruelty and sadism for hours on end. However, I admire her courage and resilience for writing this and even functioning in life. She must be immensely strong and have a lot of faith and hope.
While Jaycee???s story is compelling, her narration was childlike and troublesome; children shouldn???t use such language. The last several chapters were ???feel good??? in nature and her tail certainly is not. She???ll make a lot of money on book sales on top of the millions the states of California has already paid her for their missteps in keeping her adductor under wraps???I guess that???s ok, but..!