Finding Me

Finding Me

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

Book - 2014
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Weinstein Books,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781602862562
Branch Call Number: 364.154092 K711K
Characteristics: xi, 252 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Burford, Michelle - Author


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Mar 15, 2020

This woman is the true definition of SURVIVOR...all of them are. Just goes to show you that as humans we have a will to survive and survive she did. Tenacious and strong. Wishing you and all those ladies all the best the world has to offer. You have endured the unthinkable. Thank you for sharing...I know it wasn't easy.

Jan 26, 2020

Michelle Knight's book was heart breaking and true to herself. I really enjoyed the book because I got an insight on the story. Her story moved me and made me realize the issues within our world. However, the book only contained a few excerpts of her life, it was mostly a repetition of what had been said in the interviews, and on the news stories.

Dec 29, 2019

Michelle Knight wrote this moving memoir about her troubled childhood and her later abduction. She spent over a decade imprisoned along with two other girls inside a dilapidated white house in Cleveland. Michelle describes in great detail what happened inside that horrible house. After the girls escaped, the house was demolished.

Jul 25, 2018

Great book i couldn't put it down. A few times i found myself in tears over what those 3 ladies went through and the strength and courage it took to remain alive and positive they're definitely heros.

Jan 06, 2018

Heartbreaking. Book could have been condensed, very repetitive.

Jul 05, 2017

I have read all 3 books of the Cleveland Abduction and this one was the best this survivor is an astonishing women inside and out my heart broke for all the girls involved but Michelle Knight is one girl i will never forget I would recommend this book 100%

Sep 11, 2015

I couldn't put the book down. I read it in about two days. I am glad she was able to tell her story and move on with her life. It was sad how she had to take most of the abuse while there before the others arrived.

trukerdon Jun 26, 2015

Excellent book very easy to read. Incredible story of survival!

taznmatti May 20, 2015

Worth reading ... I think it puts a new light on Michelle's true struggle.

May 16, 2015

Amazing story of survival , though I was a little disappointed that their wasn't more written about life after escape from that monster Castro .
I'm so happy for the woman that they have reclaimed their lives and may god bless them:-)

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gdifranco Sep 12, 2014

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.

Jun 28, 2014

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

SpringAltman Jun 25, 2014

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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smt429 Aug 01, 2014

"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."

SpringAltman Jul 01, 2014

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


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