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Escape by Carolyn Jessop, Laura Palmer
 
Informative, Dramatic, Interesting
Woman escapes Fundamentalist Mormon sect after enduring physical, verbal and emotional abuse

This book really initiated conversations not only about the Mormon sect and everything that Carolyn Jessop endured, but also about religion itself and what male domination has wrought.
We made really great points about following something blindly just because there's something in writing, as well as how people can just become indoctrinated in a lifestyle, abusive or not, just because it's something you've known your whole life and it's comfortable to you.
The book itself, we agreed, was not that well-written, as she tended to repeat herself and parts of it were a bit embellished as only the negative aspects of the sect were hightlighted for literary effect. Having said that, the story itself is fascinating as it's a lifestyle we are not familiar with. Once into the book, it is a page turner and you do care about Carolyn and what happens to her.

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