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Finding Me

A Decade of Darkness, A Life Reclaimed : A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings
Knight, Michelle (Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Describes the details of the abduction and decade-long captivity of one of the three survivors of notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, and how she found the courage to endure unimaginable circumstances and never lose hope for the future.
Authors: Knight, Michelle, 1981-
Title: Finding me
a decade of darkness, a life reclaimed : a memoir of the Cleveland kidnappings
Publisher: New York, NY :, Weinstein Books,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: xi, 252 pages :,illustrations (chiefly color) ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Found & lost
My family
Under the bridge
On the run
Expecting
Huggy bear
Losing Joey
Vanished
Trapped
The dungeon
Lobo
The backyard
TV & a shower
The second girl
Pregnant
The third girl
My new little sister
Voices
The van
Hard labor
Light of the house
Juju & Chelsea
Mustard
Broken
Found
Starting over
Afterword: a life reclaimed.
Summary: Describes the details of the abduction and decade-long captivity of one of the three survivors of notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, and how she found the courage to endure unimaginable circumstances and never lose hope for the future.
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Additional Contributors: Burford, Michelle
ISBN: 1602862567
9781602862562
Statement of Responsibility: Michelle Knight with Michelle Burford
Subject Headings: Cleveland (Ohio) Trials (Kidnapping) Ohio Cleveland. Kidnapping Ohio Cleveland. Sex crimes Ohio Cleveland Biography. Kidnapping victims Ohio Cleveland. Castro, Ariel, 1960-2013. DeJesus, Gina. Berry, Amanda, 1986- Knight, Michelle, 1981-
Topical Term: Trials (Kidnapping)
Kidnapping
Sex crimes
Kidnapping victims
LCCN: 2014378699
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Sep 05, 2014
  • rpavlacic rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a very difficult book to read, but Knight captures one of the most horrifying stories of our time very well. She, DeJesus and Berry are true heroes for holding on as long as they did despite the indignities visited upon them. As for Castro, good riddance.

Aug 24, 2014
  • nannerl rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Michelle was abused long before being kidnapped, which was news to me. Very sad. And then to be kidnapped and continually raped and beaten by that freak, you would wonder how she kept her sanity. I'm so impressed with how she's dealing with things, I don't think I could cope as she has. The first 30 years of her life was a nightmare, now it looks as though she'll be able to live a much better life. A very worthwhile read, if only to make a person complain less about their own life.

Aug 12, 2014
  • L4dybug5113 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

After reading this book, I feel so bad for all those girls. How horrible to have so many years taken away by someone who just wanted to have a family. It only goes to show that people who are raped as a child CAN continue that horror on someone else. Michelle has all my respect and I feel she deserves whatever good that comes her way. God be with this woman and I hope one day she will get to see Joey.

Aug 01, 2014
  • smt429 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I admire her so much for her bravery in that horrible place. It's amazing how strong she is. Michelle deserves to see her son and so much more. That man was awful and I can't believe how someone could do such things. Michelle Knight you are an truly an amazing and inspiring woman.

Jul 27, 2014
  • emack3608 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Michelle Knight is my hero. For her to go through so much torment, abuse, and trauma and still have such a positive outlook on life is simply amazing. I could not put this book down and would recommend it to anyone.

The cruelty continues, convincing her that she should not "disturb" her son who was adopted while she was chained in a house of horrors.

Jul 16, 2014
  • jijichan rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I truly admire Michelle for her strength and beautiful heart. Very inspiring book. Highly recommend.

Jul 15, 2014
  • Mrsgski25 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great read, kept me on the edge of my seat through the whole book. Very sad...

I am not a book reader but decided to give this one a try. I could not put it down after the first chapter. This woman deserves a medal and so much more for what she has gone thru in her life.

Jul 08, 2014
  • jj1944 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this book is really good. I can just feel the way that those girls felt the whole times that they were being held by that person. She [Michelle} is truly a strong person to be able to survuve what she dud. God Bless You Girl !

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Sep 12, 2014
  • gdifranco rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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May 03, 2014
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Sep 12, 2014
  • gdifranco rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Repulsive and horrifying are the only words to describe the experience that Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus endured at the hands of an absolute monster. As upsetting as the decade of terror and torture was, this book offers insights into the magnitude of degredation and suffering these girls were subjected to. The events in the book are unfathomable, but they prose brings to light the humanity of the victims of the Cleveland kidnappings and their quest to regain freedom. This is not a fireside chat book, but an eye-opening tale of the horrors that other victims are probably still going through. Thank you, Michelle, for telling your story.

Jul 15, 2014
  • calidreams rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Michelle Knight's harrowing tale of captivity. Her story is a testament of the human will to survive while being held captive by a depraved man. A truly remarkable story of abduction, captivity and freedom.

Jun 28, 2014
  • grphillips_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Michelle Knight's determination to survive for 12 long years in a hell-like atmosphere is nothing but miraculous. Whe was able to fogive her tormentor and is an inspiration to us all. A must read.
-Gerri Phillips

Jun 25, 2014
  • SpringAltman rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Michelle Knight chronicles are days a kidnapped victim of Ariel Castro and her will to survival the ordeal and begin a new life

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Aug 01, 2014
  • smt429 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"When I was on my last breath in that house, God kept me alive for a reason. I believe the reason is so I can help others who have been in my situation."

Jul 01, 2014
  • SpringAltman rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Every person who is lost is somebody’s child.”

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