Monday, January 6, 2014

Waiting to Be Heard: A Memoir by Amanda Knox

Waiting to Be Heard gives insight into the Italian justice system.

In case you've been hiding under a rock the past few years, this memoir is about Amanda Knox and the gruesome murder of her roommate, Meredith Kercher.  The murder and trial(s) were sensationalized headlines, with truths and lies tossed about. In this memoir, Amanda is able to give her story, her side of things and clear up a few "facts".

I never had a firm opinion on, Knox's guilt or innocence, which was part of what intrigued me. Knox's memoir is hard to put down and gut wrenching. She gives details that showcase the phychological torture she endured at the hands of the Italian law enforcement, her time spent behind bars and the tole it took on her family.

Knox is articulate and does a good job of telling her side of the st
ory even when you don't understand the choices she made. I only wish that she had gone into more detail about her friendship with, Meredith.

Grade: B





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