Brigette Reviews Waiting To Be Heard

Waiting To Be Heard: A Memoir by Amanda Knox


Describe it in 25 words or less. Amanda Knox speaks about her time in Italy where she was falsely accused and imprisoned for murder.

Genre: Autobiography/Memoir

What was your favorite part and why? The detailing of Amanda’s release from prison was by far the best part for various reasons.

What was your least favorite part and why? When Amanda is being questioned at the police station and being pressured into confessing was VERY difficult to read.

Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while? I had heard a little about this case before I read this and so I was immediately interested in what Amanda herself had to say.

What did you think of the ending? It left me with a lot of questions as to what happened beyond her immediate arrival home.

What was the moral of the story? You are never expected to know how to handle every situation in life. It is okay to ask for help.

Did you learn anything? I learned a fair bit more than I wanted about Italian prison and some about the Italian judicial system.

Favorite quote: “Still, once I commit to something, it’s hard for me to admit that it’s not working out.” – Amanda Knox

Let It Be by The Beatles
The Star-Spangled Banner
Maybe Not by Cat Power

Who would you recommend it to? I think this is a great book for young adults who think they know everything and for parents because I think too many of them erroneously believe their children are ready for the world at large when most of it is bravado and they are much more scared and unprepared than they let on.

Number of unknown words: 1

Craft/Activity: Learn what to do if you are arrested while traveling overseas (this article is targeted specifically at Americans, but most of it will apply to anyone).

Recipe: Seattle Rolls

What would you do if police were pressuring you for a confession to a crime you didn’t commit?

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