Reviews for Waiting to Be Heard : A Memoir

Booklist Reviews 2013 June #1
Much has already been written about Amanda Knox: sensational international tabloid stories dubbing her "Foxy Knoxy"; numerous books examining the trial wherein Knox stood accused of murdering Meredith Kercher, her English roommate, while she was studying abroad in Perugia, Italy; a sympathetic tell-all written by her ex-boyfriend, another among the accused; and even a Lifetime movie. But amid the clamoring din, Knox pieced together her defense, not only against the murder accusation and 2009 conviction but also her condemnation in the court of public opinion. Drawing from journals, letters, court testimony, and other written records, Knox recounts how the trip abroad she thought would help her grow up became a kind of nightmare coming-of-age in which she was violently stripped of her naiveté and forced to confront her misplaced trust in Perugian officials. She also addresses actions she regrets, including the false accusation she leveled against her former boss. In clear, concise language, Knox offers the definitive story of her trial thus far. However, the saga continues. As of March 2013, her 2011 acquittal had been overturned by Italy's highest criminal court. Required reading for those who can't get enough of this headline-grabbing saga. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Library Journal Reviews 2012 August #1

In November 2007, 20-year-old Knox, an American studying in Perugia, Italy, was arrested for the gruesome murder of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, resulting in sensationalist news coverage worldwide. Convicted and jailed after a deeply polarizing trial, Knox served until 2011, when an appeals court overturned the conviction. Here, she draws on journals she kept throughout her ordeal to give us her side of the story. With a one-day laydown on January 8 and a 750,000-copy first printing.

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