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Topic: I Choose to Live by Sabine Dardenne (true account, non-fiction)

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L. G. (L)
Subject: I Choose to Live by Sabine Dardenne (true account, non-fiction)
Date Posted: 3/22/2008 9:58 AM ET
Member Since: 9/5/2005
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Sabine Dardenne,  a girl from Belgium, was abducted in 1996 at age 12 by a serial pedophile-murderer and kept prisoner for nearly 3 months.  This book, I Choose to Live, is her first-person account of her experience, which she wrote in her early 20's.  It's an amazing story of courage and strength; that this young girl could persevere under such conditions is truly remarkable.  The book is a fairly quick read, and the details of the sexual abuse are handled delicately (no gorey details, thank goodness!).  If you like true crime and stories of triumph, this book would appeal to you.  It's an international best seller, but a true Hidden Gem here in the US.

Date Posted: 3/24/2008 11:29 AM ET
Member Since: 5/21/2007
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oh, thanks for the heads up!

Date Posted: 3/25/2008 9:26 AM ET
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Thanks for info, L! 

Date Posted: 3/25/2008 3:18 PM ET
Member Since: 5/23/2005
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Will check it out for sure.  Thanks for posting.  Lord, I love that spider...almost as much as his snowmen!

Date Posted: 3/25/2008 5:04 PM ET
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Just added it to my wish list!  Thanks for the suggestion.

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 3/26/2008 5:09 PM ET
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LOL - thanks Bonnie!  I need to get him to draw some more for me.  With the weather change, he hasn't stopped running!



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