Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs
ISBN: 0061715190 Global Overview for this book
2 journalers for this copy...
then cut short.
I mean, sure, she has a couple of interesting books on her available list I'll be happy to take off her hands, but whether she can find them or not, these books are making a beeline to her! MWHAHAHHAHAHAHA
Thought you were going to drop a hard to get ahold of book on my lap and get off scot free! Not likely... >:D
This certainly gives a good look to the inner workings of the FLDS (Fundamental Latter Day Saints) and their belief structure. It is a very cultist world, or at least was as the time of this writing. Members are isolated from the outside world, brainwashed, told how to act and what to believe, and ruled in a cruel, sexist, and manipulative way by one man. Women are convinced, if not forced, to marry people they don't wish to, at any age. They are "given" to men and their ultimate goal is to be a good, dedicated wife and mother. Polygamy is not only expected by exalted.
Wall shows us how she managed to break free, but also showed the power a single person can wield. It's frightening, especially knowing that, despite Jeff's admission that he was not "the prophet", he continued to have dedicated followers. I'm pleased Wall got away, shed light on the case, and lead to Jeff's arrest. I'm so sad for those still trapped in his horrible belief system.
In a quick skim of Wikipedia's entry on Jeffs, I see that, though he was convicted as Wall describes in this book, that sentence was overturned due to "incorrect jury instructions". Thankfully, other cases followed and he was eventually convicted in Texas for sexual assault of children and is currently serving life plus twenty years in prison.
(Counts for the 2018 "Reduce TBR" challenge.)
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