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on 22 May 2011
This is the best book i have read as yet,read it in a day could not put it down.but it also worries you to travel abroad after reading it.i think so many people let this poor girl down with her court cases etc.really is a must buy book,excellant........
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on 15 May 2010
The true story of an Australian girl who goes on holiday to Bali and ends up locked up in a Balinese prison for years for drug smuggling when, despite her claiming to be totally innocent, mass amounts of drugs are found hidden inside her luggage.
I was a real sceptic when I started reading this book, not really believing that something so shocking could happen to somebody who was totally innocent. All the way through I was looking for clues that might suggest any possible reason why she might have made such a stupid mistake as to try and smuggle drugs into Bali, but I found nothing at all and finished the book feeling really sorry for the poor girl whose had nothing but disbelief and bad publicity about the whole issue.
Unfortunately though, Schapelle is not the best story teller. Even with the help a professional co-author the story flits from her interesting accounts of what was happening to her at the time, to unedited diary entries that just repeat her accounts, to her rambling on and fretting about her appearance, which while very honest, seems too trivial to be mentioning considering what was going on around her. But the story is a very shocking and intriguing one, and Schapelle does do a good job of describing how she felt throughout and telling how tough life inside a Balinese prison really is.
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on 5 March 2013
I picked this book up after having read another book about other inmates in Hotel K. Both make for quite a harrowing read.
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on 6 April 2015
An unbelievable story of courage and self determination. My heart goes out to Schapelle and her family and friends. Sue x
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on 3 June 2015
Good book well worth reading

She did wrong but at least admits it which is more than most very well written
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on 19 April 2014
ITS HARD TO BELIEVE A BROTHER AND SISTER COULD GET COUGHT FOR DRUGS AND BOTH BE INNOCENT BIT REPETITIVE BUT GOOD READ
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on 25 January 2013
Captivating story.couldn't put it down,but was very sad to think shapelle is still stuck in a place that is so awful.
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on 6 February 2014
It is a very heartbraking true story how one person kept their dignityi in the squalid conditions i will never know.
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on 31 August 2013
Enjoyed it but seemed to go over the same things over and over again, 4 hr book that could have been told in 1 hour
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on 24 January 2013
A deeply sad story of a poor young innocent girl. It seriously makes you think more about security when travelling.
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