Antoinette's Reviews > Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs

Stolen Innocence by Elissa Wall
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Dec 05, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: culture, memoirs
Recommended for: women, amateur FLDS scholars
Read in December, 2009 , read count: 1

Really fantastic memoir about a woman that escapes life in a Polygamous Sect, and seeks justice. Where other memoirs in this category have seemed preachy and self pitying, Stolen Innocence was very informative. The inner workings and history of the FLDS church are explained in a way that I found very understandable. I was able to relate to Wall as a young woman searching for identity and independence, and also as a victim of abuse. I would highly recommend this book to those of us that for some reason love books about Polygamy...(it isn't just me, right?) It was thought provoking, and emotional. I really do take for granted the way I was raised, and the freedoms I have. Great read.
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