Monday, June 28, 2010

"Stolen Innocence" by Elissa Wall

A Remarkable Journey (10 Stars)

To give Stolen Innocence by Elissa Wall 5 stars does this book an injustice! It's a 10 Plus!! It is the true story of Elissa Wall, who grew up in the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints ("FLDS") and was taught to believe all she was told. You will laugh and recoil in anger at what she goes through. Then she finds the courage to go to court and face the "Prophet." 

You are a remarkable woman, Elissa! Thanks for sharing your story. Everyone will enjoy this book. It reads like fiction, but you know it's not. I hated to see it end. It's just incredible!
(Gerard's Review 8/18/08)

A Fascinating and Shocking Story!

This was a long story of how Elissa grew up in the FLDS community, how her life was controlled by a man called "The Prophet" whom she was taught to believe spoke for God and how she eventually broke free. She was forced to marry at age 14 against her will, was raped and finally left the community and brought charges against "The Prophet." This book gives the reader an inside look into the workings of a polygamous cult and shows how difficult it is for people to leave. It is shocking that this really happened in America in recent times.
(Karen's review 8/18/08)

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