Hope

by Amanda Berry | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0143108204 Global Overview for this book
Registered by originalslicey of Kansas City, Missouri USA on 1/28/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by originalslicey from Kansas City, Missouri USA on Monday, January 28, 2019
This is the true story of the 3 teenage girls abducted in Cleveland, Ohio in the early 2000s by Ariel Castro. Their escape captivated the nation, but they didn't speak much publicly about what they endured during their captivation. This story is written in their own words (by 2 of the 3 survivors), aided by the diary kept by Amanda Berry during the 10 years she was held prisoner. The story is rounded out by reporters who lend details about what was happening in their community during this time. The story is fascinating in its details, especially in the coincidences and tiny, seemingly insignificant decisions that led to the abductions, and in the sheer volume of interactions that their captor had with their friends and family members while the women were missing.

The book is easy to read. Each short chapter is headed by a date. It is both heartbreaking and voyeuristic without being too graphic. And the title "hope" is fitting because so many of the people involved maintained hope in the face of adversity.

I went out and bought a second copy of this book specifically for the Feminism / Girl Power Bookbox because I liked it so well and want to share it with others.

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Journal Entry 3 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Taken out of the Feminism/Girl Power Bookbox.

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