Jaycee Lee Dugard was an average 11 year old girl, with immense hopes and dreams for the future. She planned on going to water parks and parties in the summer with her best friend and finally finish 5th grade. On June 10, 1991 Jaycee Lee Dugard’s life was forever destroyed by a villainous, disgusting animal. That animal is named Phillip Garrido. Garrido and his wife, Nancy stun-gunned Dugard and threw her in the back seat of their van. Dugard didn’t see her mother that morning, and never saw her again for 18 long, torturous years.
The book, A Stolen Life is written by survivor, Jaycee Dugard. She details her life from the day she was kidnapped till present day. The book starts out with Dugard discussing herself as an average eleven year old girl. She literally narrates the day she was taken as if it was yesterday. The tiny details she remembers, makes it seem as though she’s been writing in a journal since day one. How she wakes up, goes to see her baby sister, gets dressed, and is sad that her mother forgot to kiss her goodbye in the morning and how she would do anything to avoid her stepfather.
After she is kidnapped, Garrido forces her to shower with him and then locks her up in a shed in his backyard and handcuffs her. She eats once a day, has a bucket to go to the bathroom in and he is her only human contact. After a week in captivity he rapes her and decides to make her his sex slave. Eleven years old, in Antioch, California, USA beautiful blonde Jaycee Lee Dugard goes from average fifth grader to handcuffed sex slave in only a matter of days. She spends actual years locked up in this shed getting raped and forced to do whatever Garrido wants her to do. His wife Nancy, knowing what is going on and not only does nothing but is actually jealous of her, an eleven year old rape victim. After a few years, she gets pregnant and gives birth to two baby girls in Garrido’s secret backyard. The first baby was born in 1994, which would make Dugard only 14, the second was born in 1997 when Dugard was 17. Dugard and her daughters lived in tents in the Garrido’s backyard for years, going unnoticed.