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Amanda Knox: Prison Was 'Incredibly Surreal,' But 'Meredith Kercher Is The True Victim'

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May 1 2013, Published 9:42 a.m. ET

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A night after her taped story with Diane Sawyer, Amanda Knox sat down with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts in her first live interview Wednesday to discuss the fallout from her arrest, conviction, jail stay and eventual overturning in the November 2007 murder of her college roommate, Meredith Kercher.

Knox, 25, stressed to Roberts that she's not the sympathetic figure in this situation.

"Meredith Kercher is the victim," she said. "Meredith Kercher died. And her family deserves answers."

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While Kercher's family said they won't be reading the book, Knox said she hopes they do, as she goes into detail describing her friendship with the late British student.

"I hope that we connect," Knox, who's currently attending the University of Washington, told Roberts.

In the chat, Knox said the most important thing to take from her new book is an honest look at an experience impossible for most to comprehend.

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"I wanted people to know who I was," she said. "I felt like I was lost in the middle of this storm. When you're in a situation that's as incredibly surreal … I was interrogated aggressively … I was 20 … I was clueless all the way through … I had to learn how to survive."

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She said that while it took her awhile to come out of her shell since returning to the states, she's now "doing great."

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As we previously reported, the Seattle native was convicted in the murder of the British student in 2009, getting a 26-year sentence until it was overturned two years later. She chronicles her experiences in her new book, Waiting to Be Heard, in stores now.

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