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Posted November 20, 2014
An incredible story of survival. This was our book club's Novem
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This was our book club's November selection. It is the story of a little girl of 4 who was kidnapped from her backyard,
then abandoned in the jungle of Colombia. We don't ever learn why she was abandoned, just that she was. Knowing
that this is a true story, I empathized with her right away. She was obviously very bright to be able to survive and not just sit
on the ground, cry and die. I was transported to the jungle with her, dealing with fear, creepy crawly things, hunger and
loneliness. Her story is amazing, insightful, and so sad that she had to go through all that she did. She kept her innate
goodness though, even though it was hidden when she had to survive on the streets. I like her. She is definitely a hero
of mine. I am curious to read the sequel. I am sure she used all she learned from the monkeys in raising her own family.