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Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings Hardcover – May 6, 2014
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Michelle describes, in terrifying detail, horrific details of her traumatic capture and subsequent torture at the hands of that monster. It is amazing to me that she survived, let alone found the strength to live life after all that she endured.
She also describes the pain of losing her son and I cannot help but think that if she did not have the hope of being reunited with her son, would she have survived? Her home life before reaching the hands of the monster was not by any means ideal. In fact, as you're reading about it, you wonder what could be worse? Poor Michelle found out...living in a hell on earth with her fate in the hands of "the devil himself"
I think it is incredibly brave of her to share her story and I'm sincerely praying for every forgotten soul that has had to suffer because of monsters like Ariel Castro. And I promise Michelle, to keep a more vigilant eye, and not easily dismiss anything I may see that sends up warning signals in me. We all have common sense and judgement, we should use it. Perhaps if one of those neighbors had, life would have turned out very differently for those three ladies. I wish them all nothing but happiness.
And I am specifically writing it because of the HORRIBLE post by Kimberly Banks. How DARE she say such things about a woman who was literally kept chained up and brutally tortured and raped for YEARS just because maybe she "drank too much and wanted attention"? I myself have drank too much and wanted attention at different points in my life, especially when I was younger. So do I also deserve to be abducted, tortured, raped, lose my child, and more????
Anyway, enough about that piece of trash. The Kindle book and the Audio version were both GREAT. I listened to the entire audio book in one night non-stop.
I will admit that some tiny aspects of the story seem that they could be slightly exaggerated or don't make perfect sense. Michelle obviously made some stupid mistakes THAT WE ALL MAKE AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE, such as not properly preparing herself by confirming the address/location of the courtroom before she had to be there. But, really, who hasn't done such tiny stupid things in their life before?
I can't even imagine what she went through and her story is riveting and horrifying at the same time. I respect the fact that she had the decency to tell the story of the horrible abuse that she suffered but without going into gory details that I probably couldn't have handled hearing or reading. She knew the right place to stop when it came to the "torture / rape details" stuff. I think that shows a lot on her part.Read more ›
I can't remember the last time I cried while reading a book...if ever. Heartbreaking would be an understatement. The inner strength of the these women is beyond the scope of imagination.. My heart goes out to them and the torture they endured over such a long time. Michelles being able to forgive is a testimony to her inner strength. Her willingness to be able to move forward to find her happiness and not allowing that
monster to control the rest of her life is.....deeply moving on many levels.
Really makes you think about keeping your eyes and
ears open . If you get one thing from this book...be aware of your surroundings. Take notice if something doesn't seem right ..it probably isnt. Call the police..better to be wrong than find out when its to late that you were right!!!!
You could save someone's life..
May you all find the happiness you so deserve.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Michelle (now Lily) inspires me daily. I read both her book and the book the other girls wrote. I found that i related with Michelle's story on a much deeper level. Read morePublished 2 days ago by SeaMich
I enjoyed reading this book; very good read. Another suggestion: 'Black Butterfly' by Victoria McGrew. Read morePublished 2 days ago by V.M McGrew
Came in a lesser quality than expected. It came bare with no book jacket, and a lot more beat up than described.Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Good book, a little bit of a slow read but, it was a very dramatic journey and I am happy I read Michelle book as I hope it helped her to get it out and try to make the very best... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Mary E Smith
This book gave real insight into what Michelle Knight had to go through. I can't even imagine, she must be an incredibly strong and resilient person. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Original Emily
Though I have not bought this book through amazon, I just want to tell everyone what a great book this is. It tells a haunting story about Ms. Read morePublished 4 days ago by hunter
Great book. Incredible story. Michelle has such strength to get through what she went through. Read it in one day- you can't not. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Seris
very addicting book, couldn't put it down and I was able to read it in 2 daysPublished 6 days ago by Teri Coons
I had watched a movie based on the Cleveland abductions and really wanted to follow the case and know more about it. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Kaycee