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

Kobo ebook | May 6, 2014

byMichelle Knight, Michelle Burford

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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

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

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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...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 6, 2014Publisher:HarperCollins CanadaLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read It is important to read Michelle Knight's experience in that house. The abuse she faced still remains unfathomable to me, but wish her every happiness as she moves forward in her healing journey.
Date published: 2015-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Courageous Michelle, there's no words to describe how I feel after reading your story, you're such a courageous person, an inspiration for all others. Wish you lots of happiness, etc
Date published: 2015-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finding me It was a good read. The content is disturbing. Even after reading the book I still keep thinking why and how can something like this happen? I feel so sorry that she had that kind of life. It seems like every protection system we have failed this person. I just hope she can now find peace and be able to have some kind of life, she certainly deserves it.
Date published: 2015-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finding Me This was so good. How she lived day after day in that house I will never know. I hope is has all the peace in the world God Bless
Date published: 2015-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brave Girl! I think that Michelle is one of the bravest ladies I have ever read about. She did an excellent job writing this book, and expressing her thoughts, and I weep for what she went through. Bravo Michelle for taking your life back!
Date published: 2015-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extraordinary Never has a book touched me more. To see the pictures of Michelle smiling is the true meaning of joy. To tell her story took strength and I still can't believe the beauty in her words during her confinement. You are a beautiful, courageous woman. Thank you for sharing.
Date published: 2015-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read It was s very intense story and very Sad to imagine the emotional and physical pain of three brave young women. To have survived like they did thru did extremely inspiring.
Date published: 2015-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book This book is an incredible and touching story of survival. Im not a big reader but I read the entire book in 2 days. Its one of those books you cannot put down. I love the pictures at the end.
Date published: 2015-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heart breaking, shocking This is a tragedy and the courage and strength to have written this memoir and relive this horrid story writing must have been painful but necessary for healing Michelle inflicted a kidnapped, beaten, totured life for over ten years by the hands of a sick man is hideous. I couldn't stop reading it as I was so impressed by how Michelle told her life experiences and in the end stood up to state her points in court and passed yellow balloons to people at the time of the house demolition to take a stand on all those that are still missing. Her ability to move forward in her life and cope making hard decisions to not let her family close again is smart. This is a must read and I am so happy Michelle is now focusing in on her culinary skills as I also am so touched by how she survived and continues to be so positive.
Date published: 2015-05-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Finding Me Very disturbing, and was unable to finish it. Sorry but I can't rate it. Its hard to think that there are people out there that could do something like this, and ruin a family.
Date published: 2015-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent It was hard to read because some of it reminded me of my child hood especially the beginning.I think she was a brave woman and I am happy they got away.I pray that maybe she will get to see her son.good luck with your future
Date published: 2015-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from May you have joy Excellent book could not put it down. Mitchell I wish you all the very best. May your life be filled with joy.
Date published: 2015-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finding me It made me feel so many emotions,but most of all I felt in awe of Michelle, her courage and determination to survive against all odds, still able to love, forgive and find purpose in her reclaimed life. Bravo Michelle!
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finding Me This was truly a remarkable story of strength and the will to survive. I believe these women had more strength then any one person could ever have. The story was riveting, and at times, I could not hold my tears back. I wish all the three beautiful women, and of course Jocelyn all the best in their new lives. God Bless.
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No worth buying The horrors suffered by is woman are unimaginable. I would not recommend this book. The stories are rambling and it is not well written.
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong and brave This story is so heart breaking. I don't know how they survived this animal. Michelle especially was so battered and abused. It just breaks my heart to think about how alone and helpless they must have felt. But congrats to all three for being strong enough to outlast this horrible horrible animal.
Date published: 2015-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FINDING ME I am so inspired by this book, to go through the torture Mechelle went through and survive. I hope she reunites with her son
Date published: 2015-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finding Me! Awesome Read! I couldn't put this book down! My heart goes out to those 3 young ladies! I highly recommend this book!
Date published: 2015-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book-Tear jerker Amazing book about the heartbreak these you women endured. A definite tear jerker. They are truly survivors and an inspiration to all.
Date published: 2015-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Forgiveness is a beautiful thing This book as been hard to read, because of the pain and suffering. But it is a great thing to see when someone goes through this type of suffering and comes out with the ability to forgive. God bless you.
Date published: 2015-03-29