Waiting Be Heard A Memoir
It is fabulous to finally hear from Amanda. After all the other books, tabloids, movies, and websites had their say about Amanda Knox, it is good to finally hear from her (and shocking that some people think she shouldn't write her own book after all that has been said about her). It is clear that she is a warm, articulate, smart, down-to-earth person. It has been clear to me from the beginning that she is 100% innocent. For all those wondering why she would enter the apartment with the door ajar and blood speckles in the bathroom, it would be even more inexplicable for her to enter the apartment if she had actually committed the murder (why would she come back 12 hours later - she would have fled)! If she was the murderer, why in the world would she call Meredith's phone (which led to it being found). I could go on and on, but this isn't the place for that. This is one of the most horrendous stories about justice gone wrong - to be imprisoned is bad enough, add the financial burden, but mostly the media storm that still goes on to this day. Ironic that Amanda has been convicted of slander when she has been slandered more than anyone else I can think of, by the media, other books, etc.
This is also a great story of love from her family and all that they did. Amanda speaks openly about very personal matters. She is apologetic for some of her actions but she just never did anything wrong at all. The police and prosecution and media turned everything she did into something deviant. While I had a great grasp of the facts of the case for the past many years, this certainly has given me a much better sense of Amanda, the person. Her personality, thoughts, emotions all come alive on the pages.
I would hope that larger issues like corrupt prosecutors (here in the U.S. too) refusing to admit errors, false journalism, hate spewed from websites will be addressed after this tragedy though I doubt it will. Seems odd to me that cyberbullying and teenage suicide is taken so seriously, yet people have been cyberbullying Amanda and her family for years. Very sad and tragic. I wish Amanda and her family the very best. And her parents should win Parents of the Year award.