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Even Silence Has an End by Ingrid Betancourt
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Oct 20, 2010

it was amazing
Read in November, 2010

Saw Ingrid on Oprah. Her sadness and pain is still evident. This is a gut-wrenching account of her capture by FARC guerilla's in the jungle of Colombia during her campaign to become Colombia's president. I read it in small doses, as her accounts of escape attempts, re-capture, personal loss and humiliation are exhausting.

This was an outstanding book, well-written, and heart-wrenching. However, I did feel a little bit of the ire that her fellow captives felt about some "special" treatment and how that in the end, her escape efforts, and special requests, affected the treatment of them AND her. She had a different way of viewing herself, life, value, etc. From her side, she was frequently misunderstood, but from the eyes of the other captives, she appeared selfish and self-absorbed.
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