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Led if she tried to escape After her rescue on March 12 2003 she rejoined her family and worked to pick up the pieces of her lifeNow for the first time in her memoir MY STORY she tells of the constant fear she endured every hour her courageous determination to maintain hope and how she devised a plan to manipulate her captors and convinced them to return to Utah where she was rescued minutes after arriving Smart explains how her faith helped her stay sane in the midst of a nightmare and h Before I read the book I read a lot of reviews about it Almost all of them were the same Great story great girl but poorly written book I actually loved the way the book was written while at the same time I can see why it got those reviews It's not really written as a page turnercliff hanger type book but I don't think that was the purpose of the book I mean it wasn't a fictional story written for fun or to entertain So I think she achieved her purpose in writing I loved that she got to defend her younger sister and her mom I love that she had the chance to tell everyone how evil and selfish Mitchell was I love that she was able to describe her fear and explain how that dictated every decision she made even when she was faced with the chance of escape I'm willing to bet that most people reading her book can't comprehend that level of fear I love that she shared what her mom said to her after she was found and I thought that was a fantastic thing to say Living in Utah her story was on the news constantly and I'm she took the chance to tell her story because sometimes the media isn't always kind or truthfulI think Elizabeth is a true hero and I wish I could tell my girls all about her but obviously I can't I'm amazed at her resilience her ability to move on and her ability to never let go of her belief in God I'm amazed that she could realize how even though her situation was horrible it could have been worse She's right she doesn't have pictures of her abuser hanging on the wall of her house because it's a family member She didn't get pregnant There was no death involved I worked with a girl who went through similar trauma experiences probably even worse and I'm amazed that Elizabeth has been able to forget him and build a good life for herself I think it was a lot harder than she really talked about but I'm so glad that she could do it and truly not give him any of her life I still remember exactly where I was and who told me that she'd been found It was pretty shocking The court cases of Barzee and Mitchell were on the news and every time the case was suspended because he would come into the courtroom singing and wouldn't stop it made me angry I'm so glad they didn't determine him to be mentally incompetent It was so obvious he knew exactly what he was doing and I'm so glad she got to affirm that in her book I'm glad she had the chance to testify against him and stare him down and seal his sentence You go girl

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My StoryOw she found the strength to confront her captors at their trial and see that justice was servedIn the nine years after her rescue Smart transformed from victim to advocate traveling the country and working to educate inspire and foster change She has created a foundation to help prevent crimes against children and is a freuent public speaker In 2012 she married Matthew Gilmour whom she met doing mission work in Paris for her church in a fairy tale wedding that made the cover of People magazi This book took me one day to finish It is so good and heartbreaking Her story is very tragicFor the first time ten years after her abduction from her Salt Lake City bedroom Elizabeth Smart reveals how she survived and the secret to forging a new life in the wake of a brutal crimeOn June 5 2002 fourteen year old Elizabeth Smart the daughter of a close knit Mormon family was taken from her home in the middle of the night by religious fanatic Brian David Mitchell and his wife Wanda Barzee She was kept chained dressed in disguise repeatedly raped and told she and her family would be killed if she tried to escape After her rescue on March 12 2003 she rejoined her family and worked to pick up the pieces of her lifeNow for the first time in her memoir MY STORY she tells of the constant fear she endured every hour her courageous determination to maintain hope and how she devised a plan to manipulate her captors and convinced them to return to Utah where she was rescued minutes after arriving Smart explains how her faith helped her stay sane in the midst of a nightmare and how she found the strength to confront her captors at their trial and see that justice was servedIn the nine years after her rescue Smart transformed from victim to advocate traveling the country and working to educate inspire and foster change She has created a foundation to help prevent crimes against children and is a freuent public speaker In 2012 she married Matthew Gilmour whom she met doing mission work in Paris for her church in a fairy tale wedding that made the cover of People magazine

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kindle µ My Story Û Download ß Elizabeth Smart ´ For the first time ten years after her abduction from her Salt Lake City bedroom Elizabeth Smart reveals how she survived and the secret to forging a new life in the wake of a brutal crimeOn June 5 2002 fourteen year old Elizabeth Smart the daughter of a close kFor the first time ten years after her abduction from her Salt Lake City bedroom Elizabeth Smart reveals how she survived and the secret to forging a new life in the wake of a brutal crimeOn June 5 2002 fourteen year old Elizabeth Smart the daughter of a close knit Mormon family was taken from her home in the middle of the night by religious fanatic Brian David Mitchell and his wife Wanda Barzee She was kept chained dressed in disguise repeatedly raped and told she and her family would be kil I just can't bring myself to give this a star rating I've no problem with Elizabeth or her family profiting from the morbid public interest in her sad tale Writing a book from Elizabeth's point of view seemed a logical conclusion and I'm frankly surprised it didn't come sooner However it's not terribly well written a shortcoming that should be blamed entirely on the ghost writer and not Elizabeth herself There's a lot in this book that made me feel as though I was both intruding into Elizabeth's privacy and participating in her unhealthy to me coping For instance Elizabeth's belief in miracles stretch the limits of believability and instead seem as though you're reading the account of a child desperate to feel as though she was not alone something that makes me incredibly sad and uncomfortable Some of the details she reports directly contradict reports in the media AND her parents book Bringing Elizabeth home particularly the events near the end of her imprisonment and whether or not she had Stockholm syndrome Oh Stockholm syndrome A very large part of the book is dedicated to trying to prove to the reader she did not have Stockholm syndrome that she would never betray herself or her family by developing such a commonplace psychological condition etc She proudly states she had no therapy and I'll grant that she says some people may need it further causing my discomfort with the bookElizabeth is undoubtedly a very strong woman who does much good in the world However this book reads like somebody who has a highly specific version of her story held in her mind particularly that she did NOT have Stockholm syndrome and feels that she needs others to believe it There's very little of the book dedicated to her healing and recovery process simply because it seems she didn't really go through much of one by her own admission Ultimately I feel that the story is hers to tell however she chooses and that she should be applauded for every single thing she has done since those brutal nine months She has rebuilt her life I just don't feel comfortable holding this up as a book other survivors of trauma ought to read because it is a pretty religiously based book if you aren't Mormon don't have an entire family structure dedicated to helping you suppress memories and aren't well off enough to afford access to horses I don't think her story has much to offer other survivors of unimaginable trauma I just have a lot of conflicted feelings about this book