Saturday, June 7, 2014
Finding Me: A Decade Of Darkness, A Life Reclaimed by Michelle Knight with Michelle Buford
Finding Me is a very detailed book about Michelle Knight's time in captivity as one of the three Cleveland kidnapping victims at the hands of Ariel Castro. This is a very well written, but yet, definitely disturbing and depressing account of Michelle Knight's childhood, teen years, and time in captivity. Michelle was kidnapped in 2002 from a store, after Ariel offered her a ride and lured her into his home. He did not kidnap his next victim until almost two years later.
Michelle was held in heavy chains and locked in an upstairs room and the basement over her eleven years in captivity. Ariel beat her severely, starved her, raped her, and threatened to shoot her if she tried to escape. Michelle was often chained to one of the other victims, Gina. Michelle miscarried five babies at the hands of Ariel. To survive what Michelle endured is unbelievable. Thoughts of her son, who was in foster care at the time of her disappearance, motivated her will to live. Michelle is definitely a survivor!