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A Stolen Life: A Memoir
by Jaycee Dugard

Published: 2011-07-12
Hardcover : 288 pages
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Discussion Questions

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What types of things did JayCee miss out on because of this kidnapping?
What strengths did JayCee have that materialized from this ordeal?
by teachgiftedkids (see profile) 08/05/11

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Book Club Recommendations

A very long discussion is probably what your bookclub will have
by teachgiftedkids (see profile) 08/05/11
Give extra time to talk about this book and the organizaion that has begun because of JayCee's willingness to talk about her ordeal.

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  "A STOLEN LIFE by Jaycee Dugard"by mistyviolet (see profile) 01/28/14


Jaycee Dugard suffered unspeakable horror for 18 years. Kidnapped by a pedophile at age eleven and kept for 18 years, Dugard bore two children and came to depend upon her captor all while
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  "Interesting"by cass0810 (see profile) 03/06/13

 
  "Sad story."by Trinireader (see profile) 08/09/12

This poor woman survived so much, and made it out of alive.

 
  "Great Read!"by TabbyMarieT (see profile) 01/02/12

It was difficult to read because of the sensitive subject matter, but she tells her story in a way that blow you away.

 
  "Very poorly written"by ringocpa (see profile) 09/04/11

 
  "Didn't know where it left me"by AnotherMother (see profile) 09/01/11

Sometimes after reading a book I feel deeply impacted, good or bad. I wasn't sure how I felt when I finished this book. I was so sad that this happened to a little girl and that this girl, now woman, will... (read more)

 
  "A tragic story"by mkeeb (see profile) 08/26/11

 
  "A Stolen Life: A Memoir"by teachgiftedkids (see profile) 08/05/11

This was a truly difficult to get through, not because of the writing, but because it was real life and true to what is part of our current time period. JayCee writes of her eighteen years of confinement... (read more)

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