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Finding Me : A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed - Michelle Knight

Finding Me

A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed

By: Michelle Knight, Michelle Burford (As told to)

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Published: 1st July 2015
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The number one international bestseller. The first book to tell what really happened in the so-called house of horrors. In 2002 Michelle Knight was kidnapped by a Cleveland bus driver named Ariel Castro. For over a decade 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 in 2013 made headlines around the world as people struggled to comprehend how three young women could remain imprisoned in a suburban house with nobody knowing. Michelle Knight had already endured years of abuse, estrangement from her own family and lost custody of her son when she was caught by Castro. Local police, believing she had run away, removed her from the missing persons' list 15 months after she vanished.

Castro would torment her with these facts, reminding her that no-one cared. But Michelle would not be broken. Shocking, heart-breaking and ultimately triumphant, Michelle's tale is one of survival as she 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 fully updated, with a new cover and new afterword.

About the Author

Michelle Knight lives in Cleveland, Ohio. The first of the three women abducted by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, in her book Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, A Life Reclaimed, she 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.

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5.0

WOW - a must read for biography fans!

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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      This is the perfect book when you need an escape from life to realise YOUR life is really not so bad! The horrific experiences of Michelle are completely overcome at the end by her drive and passion for life and to succeed at living.
      A story of struggle, a story overwhelmed with sadness, but a story reflecting on the power of the mind to turn keep you going despite 'the world' telling you that you can't.

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      an amazing brave woman

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      • Easy To Read
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        'Monsters might not deserve names, but victims do deserve voices. Ariel Castro tried to tell this woman that she didn't have one. Finding Me proves him wrong' - the Independent UK

        ISBN: 9781460751077
        ISBN-10: 1460751078
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 320
        Published: 1st July 2015
        Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 2.2
        Weight (kg): 0.23