Sunday, January 26, 2014
My story (Elizabeth Smart)
I don't know what to rate this book on Goodreads. To give it a one star because of the lack of depth in the writing seems disrespectful. To give it five stars seems to give credence to the horror that David Mitchell and Wanda Barzee inflicted on Elizabeth. It isn't the most beautifully crafted story. However, the story truly is astounding. Elizabeth's resilience is remarkable and she is a testament to the miracle of the atonement available to all. I found myself cringing as I read it, and unable to out it down as a groped for the hope I knew would come at the end. Thank goodness for happy endings. Her dedication to important principles like gratitude and not letting anyone steal anymore of her happiness are astounding.