“This was a fascinating story of a young girl, four yrs old, who in the 1950's was abducted from her village in Columbia, (she does not know why) and taken by two men and left in the middle of a jungle. There she had to fend for herself and after a couple of days she encountered a group of monkeys and she remembered her mother saying "lo que hace el mono lo hace el mico" which would be the Spanish version of "Monkey see monkey do" and in this way she was able to see how to survive. She was eventually accepted by the group and felt a sense of family. She was probably in the Jungle for about 5 years, and had lost all of her speech and her mannerisms were those of her adopted family. Then one day she was taken by some animal poachers and flung into a life she didn't know how to cope with, basically being treated badly for many years to come.
The book was written by a ghostwriter, who had to read through tons of pages, to be able to come up with the story.(and a well done one) The girl herself, Marina Chapman, now 62 years old would probably not have written about her story, but her daughter thought that it should be heard and Marina plans to donate her share of the profits from this book to help finance charities that combat human trafficking and child slavery in Colombia.
Even though some people doubt the truth of her story, It is a story that will keep you reading and not want to put down. I am in awe of what she went through and that she was able to come out of it in decent shape.
I can't wait for the 2nd installment of her life. ”