Lost Boy

Lost Boy

Book - 2009
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In this powerful and heartbreaking account, former Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints member Brent Jeffs reveals both the terror and the love he experienced growing up on his prophet's compound--and the harsh exile existence that so many boys face once they have been expelled by the sect.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780767931779
0767931777
Call Number: 289.3092 JEFFS
Characteristics: viii, 238 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Subjects: Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Jeffs, Brent W.
Mormon fundamentalism -- United States.
Sex crimes -- United States.
Mormons -- United States -- Biography.
Polygamy -- United States.
Additional Contributors: Szalavitz, Maia

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koolsheena
Aug 07, 2015

A powerful and easy to read non-fiction book about the FLDS. After reading this I have lot of respect for Brent. This book is so well written that I felt like I was living his life with him. Highly recommended if you're interested in this subject.

bibliotechnocrat Aug 28, 2014

This absorbing, sometimes harrowing memoir recounts the life of a boy born into a fundamentalist Mormon sect. His candid observations provide a window into a strange world of polygamy, unquestioned obedience, corruption stemming from absolute power and the nature of fundamentalism itself. Jeffs’ journey out of this restrictive world is a page-turner that illuminates a central theme of the 21st century – conflict based in religious belief.

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nmckinnon
Jun 22, 2011

Very interesting read about the abuse of power and children within the FLDS community. I was shocked to find out some of the things that were forced upon the community by Warren Jeffs.

kpalichuk Nov 04, 2009

A chilling story.

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