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I'm not sure why, but I'm fascinated by polygamy.. Not interested in polygamy myself, mind you.. just fascinated by it... I've listened to "Escaped" by Carolyn Jessop, "Stolen Innocence" by Ellisa Walls and "Shattered Dreams" by Irene Spencer, all books about woman who suffered abuse due to the FLDS and eventually escaped.. I've found all of those book to be fascinating and mind boggling all at the same time.. I was glad to find a book written by one of the young men affected by the FLDS to hear a males point of view.. I didn't expect what I heard... I didn't realize that Warren Jeffs was raping little boys while his brothers watched...SICKO'S... The more I hear about this man the more I'm shocked at what he got away with.. Every book I read I find myself asking how in the world do people like Warren Jeffs convince people to follow his craziness? Hiltler reincarnated??
Lost Boy is well written and narrated.. It held my interest and I couldn't wait to get back to it each time I had to turn it off...
The accounts he gave of what led up to Jeffs arrest matched the information given in the books written by the woman I mentioned above...
I remember when they had the raid on their community and took all the children away.. The media tried to make it look like it was done unfairly.. After reading these stories, I'm wondering why they ever let the children go back!!
Fascinating account of this young mans life in the FLDS and his long journey to find a life he loves.....
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I give this an overall five star because I believe the writer really put himself out there to bring home the truth to those of us who would struggle to believe that this even happened in this day and age. The performance was clear, and the story is true, and must continue to be told in order to help the rest of the Lost Boys.
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