Pretty random for me to do a Book Review right? Yes, I read! I love to read, one can usually find me immersed in some paperback in the dining room or on the couch. Heck, as a kid, I'd sit on the dining room table reading because there was more light in that area of the house. (Although I had to move when my mother began making dinner, curse that cutting board)
Anyway, my younger sister had been reading this book so when she finished she highly recommended it for me.So I've been reading (Still haven't finished it but I know how it ends!) 'Stolen Innocence' and it's "My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs" Exact words on the front cover. The author is Elissa Wall and it depicts her journey growing up in a house with 3 moms, 24 children and seeing most of her older siblings defying the FLDS (Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints) laws. I don't want to spoil the book for those who do wish to read it, but I enjoyed reading (and still reading) the book and seeing into a polygamous household. Of course, it is much different from the Islamic view of Polygny seeing as how men are limited to 4 rather than being 'limitless'. Warren Jeffs is a perverted monster and- well I'll let you read it yourself. It actually reaffirmed my faith that Islam is the one true religion because it doesn't show prejudice towards other people of different colors and faiths. All I could think of were Warren's words from Alta Academy that nonwhite people were the most evil of outsiders. His racist remarks and hate-filled bigotry were a routine part of the classroom experience at Alta Academy, and from them, I had developed a prejudice about anyone whose skin looked different from my own... An excerpt taken from the book. Seeing as how they didn't allow any other race to be part of the religion, how can it be the "one true faith"? Although some pages of the book is not appropriate for children (who would read this as a bedtime story in the first place), it's a good read.
In Conclusion, I highly recommend this book to those who love to read autobiographies;although it sheds a negative light on FLDS Polygny, I'm sure polgyny by Islamic standards is much different.