Don't get me wrong, this is a good book, a good story, but the writing isn't my favorite. And maybe I happened to take away a star because I read [Book: I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban] immediately after reading My Story, and while both stories are so facinating, Malala's is just written better.
I think anyone who wants to know what happened to Elizabeth Smart the 9 months she was with Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Barzee should consider reading this book. I've a better understanding as to what exactly was going through then 14 year-old Elizabeth's mind, what happened to her--physically and psychologically--during her abduction. I finally understand why she didn't tell anyone who she was, even when pulled aside and questioned.
Anyway, like I said earlier, this is a good book. Check it out. 3.25 stars.