Hope - Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Mary Jordan & Kevin Sullivan


By Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Mary Jordan & Kevin Sullivan

  • Release Date: 2015-04-27
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
5 Score: 5 (From 1,049 Ratings)
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller

A bestselling book that is inspiring the nation: “We have written here about terrible things that we never wanted to think about again . . . Now we want the world to know: we survived, we are free, we love life.”

Two women kidnapped by infamous Cleveland school-bus driver Ariel Castro share the stories of their abductions, captivity, and dramatic escape

On May 6, 2013, Amanda Berry made headlines around the world when she fled a Cleveland home and called 911, saying: “Help me, I’m Amanda Berry. . . . I’ve been kidnapped, and I’ve been missing for ten years.”
A horrifying story rapidly unfolded. Ariel Castro, a local school bus driver, had separately lured Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight to his home, where he kept them chained. In the decade that followed, the three were raped, psychologically abused, and threatened with death. Berry had a daughter—Jocelyn—by their captor.
Drawing upon their recollections and the diary kept by Amanda Berry, Berry and Gina DeJesus describe a tale of unimaginable torment, and Pulitzer Prize–winning Washington Post reporters Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan interweave the events within Castro’s house with original reporting on efforts to find the missing girls. The full story behind the headlines—including details never previously released on Castro’s life and motivations—Hope is a harrowing yet inspiring chronicle of two women whose courage, ingenuity, and resourcefulness ultimately delivered them back to their lives and families.

From the Hardcover edition.


  • Amanda & Gina

    By Sexi karamel
    I can’t say enough positive things...to make a horrific story with a sunny ending! It is written as if the girls are directly talking. Their story has been told!!! I just wish all 3 girls can work things out and work together on the next book. Courage, strength and prevailing...bravo for you guys! Looking forward to the next book!!!
  • Strength and Perseverance

    By Hugefan652
    Thank you ladies for sharing what you went through and more importantly, how you survived it. You give us so much hope. To me, your names will forever be associated with strength and perseverance. You are beautiful women and children of the Most High. God bless.
  • Must read!

    By Plozano44
    Simply inspirational.
  • Woah

    By Create An Account
    They're such strong women.
  • Page Turner

    By Danikaaaaa
    This was an absolutely amazing story! Well told!! Heartbreaking and eye opening! My prayers are forever with these girls!
  • Quite a BOOK !!!

    By SusanD182
    You will not be able to put the book, down! My family was from Cleveland , grew up there in 1950's. I wish them both, the best in their future. It truly was a memoir of survival !!!
  • Inspirational

    By Puttery
    I've read this book several times as I've found it so inspirational. If these girls can make it through their ordeal day after day for 10 long yrs, then I should be able to get through life's ups and downs. Thank you Amanda, Gina, & Jocelyn!
  • Hope

    By M minor
    Very good book that can be shared with most ages. It gives just enough information that will help other young girls to be cautious. It also gives Hope to those who may have had similar experiences with sexual trauma.
  • Courageous

    By Lisy M.
    What a great book. The courageous story of these ladies and their will to survive made it nearly impossible to stop reading!!
  • Emotional read but inspiring

    By Jordaannss
    This journey brought me to tears reading it...I wish them a long life of happiness!!