The #1 New York Times Bestseller and inspirational memoir by Michelle Knight, whose survival story gripped the world and continues to inspire and offer hope.
Michelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hand 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.
Barely out of her own tumultuous childhood, Michelle was estranged from her family and fighting for custody of her young son when she disappeared. Local police believed she had run away, so they removed her from the missing persons lists fifteen months after she vanished. Castro tormented her with these facts, reminding her that no one was looking for her, that the outside world had forgotten her. But Michelle would not be broken.
In Finding Me, Michelle will reveal the heartbreaking details of her story, including the thoughts and prayers that helped her find courage to endure her 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.
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One of the best books I’ve read in a long time
I cried almost throughout the whole book. Michelle is such an inspiration of hope and the way she loves herself, the way nobody else ever did, is beautiful. Survivor is an understatement
Truly inspiring, courageous! Tears filled my eyes throughout the entire book.
Tears filled my eyes throughout the entire book. I would love to know what happened to the young man who found you underneath the bridge and took you in? If you where ever reunited? Bless you and may you continue to find the small beauty this world has to offer.
So intriguing and emotional!
I read this book in one sitting and not being much of a reader, I was captivated the entire time. 5/5 would recommend