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Stacia in Progress

Sparkling water fanatic. Lover of random crap. Goodreads member curious to see if the grass really is greener on the other side.

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Dreams of Gods & Monsters
Laini Taylor
Still Life with Strings
L.H. Cosway
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Vampire Academy Vampire Academy
by Richelle Mead
Start date: September 1, 2013

Eve and Adam Eve and Adam
by Michael Grant
Start date: August 1, 2013

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A Stolen Life: A Memoir

A Stolen Life - Jaycee Dugard I have so much respect for this woman. She managed to hold it together, even though she felt helpless and defeated, just to be there for her daughters who were born out of rape. It's hard not to get emotional when hearing everything that this woman was put through from the age of 11 until the age of 29. That's 18 years folks. 18 years of captivity, emotional abuse, rape, and living in substandard conditions (imagine using a bucket as a toilet, washing up with stale water, and sleeping in a tent in a backyard for that long...).Overall, this was an interesting story, but it also included a lot of details/journal entries that I skimmed because they got repetitive. I do understand why all of it was included though - she was giving an account of several years being held in captivity, and getting to read her personal thoughts gave the reader a chance to get inside of her head.Jaycee Dugard did fall a victim of sorts to Stockholm Syndrome, but never lost touch with reality. She knew that her captor was evil. She knew that she wanted to be free of him. However, that didn't stop her from forming a volatile relationship with her captors. Luckily, it was one she was glad to be rid of the second she was out of her backyard prison. Many people are not able to sever that tie the way that she has at least tried to.Someday I hope one of her daughters comes forward as an adult and gives their story. I would love to know the account from one of the children who spent the first half of their life in captivity, with little knowledge of the outside world. How does one transition from that? I am quite curious.