Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings

by Michelle Burford, Michelle Knight

HarperCollins Canada | May 6, 2014 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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“The day I disappeared in 2002, not many people even seemed to notice. I was twenty-one, a young mom who stopped at a Family Dollar store one afternoon to ask for directions. For the next eleven years I was locked away in hell. That’s the part of my story you may already know. There’s a whole lot more that you don’t.” -from Finding Me

Michelle Knight, the first of three women abducted by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, recounts the full story of her years in captivity, her escape, and the powerful inner strength and capacity for hope that has helped her rebuild her life.

Michelle was a young single mother fighting for custody of her young son when she was kidnapped on August 21, 2002, by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hands of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, made headlines around the world.

In Finding Me, Michelle reveals the heartbreaking details of her story, including the thoughts and prayers that helped her find courage to endure unimaginable circumstances and now build a life worth living. By sharing both her past and her efforts to create a future, Michelle becomes a voice for the voiceless and a powerful symbol of hope for the thousands of children and young adults who go missing every year.

Now with additional material describing her second year of freedom

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: May 6, 2014

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443436690

ISBN - 13: 9781443436694

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from American Horror Story This book was selected for a bookclub read. It is not something I would have picked up on my own. I did follow this story in the news and it was absolutely tragic. What I did not realize was just how tragic Michelle's life was even before her kidnapping. The story was a real eye-opener, and also raises many questions about how little was done to try to locate these missing women, how intertwined the kidnapped victims lives were even before their abduction, and how this madman was able to pull off their captivity for 11 years. Just a horrific story, but reasonably well written and compelling. The strength it would take to survive this ordeal and reintegrate into society is a marvel. Kudos to Michelle.
Date published: 2014-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Finding me This was such an interesting book I read it because I am interested in this case and story. A good read
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't Read I understand that when tragedy strikes and people survive, they write novels. But this novel should have been properly edited. Not everything that happened should have been written. Of course it is sad and tragic, but to go into such horrific detail about animals and the abuse that took place was not needed. I read only 1/4 of the book, and I refused to finish it. I wanted to return it. This does happen in the world, and it is very sad, but sometimes the best way to have people feel pity and sorrow for you should be written without such gruesome detail. Perhaps the reader would then be able to read the book. I would not recommend this book.
Date published: 2014-07-04

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Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings

by Michelle Burford, Michelle Knight

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: May 6, 2014

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443436690

ISBN - 13: 9781443436694

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“The day I disappeared in 2002, not many people even seemed to notice. I was twenty-one, a young mom who stopped at a Family Dollar store one afternoon to ask for directions. For the next eleven years I was locked away in hell. That’s the part of my story you may already know. There’s a whole lot more that you don’t.” -from Finding Me

Michelle Knight, the first of three women abducted by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, recounts the full story of her years in captivity, her escape, and the powerful inner strength and capacity for hope that has helped her rebuild her life.

Michelle was a young single mother fighting for custody of her young son when she was kidnapped on August 21, 2002, by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hands of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, made headlines around the world.

In Finding Me, Michelle reveals the heartbreaking details of her story, including the thoughts and prayers that helped her find courage to endure unimaginable circumstances and now build a life worth living. By sharing both her past and her efforts to create a future, Michelle becomes a voice for the voiceless and a powerful symbol of hope for the thousands of children and young adults who go missing every year.

Now with additional material describing her second year of freedom