October 8th, 2013
09:43 AM ET

Elizabeth Smart Shares '100%' Of Her Kidnapping Terror In Book

A decade after Elizabeth Smart's kidnapping ended, she is sharing intimate details of her 9-month-long nightmare.

Smart, now 25 and married, spoke to CNN's Kate Bolduan about her book "My Story," which she said tells 100% of what happened to her.

She says she was able to move on from the trauma with advice from her mother who told her a long time ago "The best thing you could do is move forward and live your life the way you want to."

Her motivation for opening up is the realization that people don't often acknowledge the "just staggering" fact that one in four girls and one in six boys are sexually abused before age 18.


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