Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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

Good Reads Synopsis: 
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.

My Feelings of Finding Me: 
I was so overwhelmed with what happened in this book.  I felt for Michelle especially when it seemed like the highest point in her life was when she was living with a drug dealer.  She seems to have a truly remarkable outlook on this whole experience, she is very upbeat throughout its entirety which makes it bearable to read about all the horrible things she had to endure.  I do appreciate that there was plenty of detail where it needed to be to get the picture and understand what was going on, but not so much of the gruesome things that had happened.  I gave this book five stars out of five, because I appreciated her strength and her ability to share her experience. 

Find me on Goodreads:  Rachele Hirsch-Brooks

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