Friday, July 19, 2013

Review: Trafficked

Trafficked by Kim Purcell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hannah is helping support her grandmother and herself after her parents are killed in a cafe bombing. A friend of her aunt offers her a chance to be a nanny in America and Hannah thinks it is a great opportunity. She knows that girls sometimes are taken to foreign countries to be prostitutes, but this is America and it must be safe. As she crosses the border and begins her progress to her new home she starts to have doubts. Her real papers are taken and she is given fake documents. She isn't allowed to leave the house and her room is in the garage. Trafficked takes our real world issues and brings it close to home. We sometimes hear of girls (and boys/men/women) being kidnapped and held against their will as a sex slave, but there are other reasons for human trafficking and they are just as terrifying. Teens and adults alike will enjoy this read and most will begin to think hard about these scary issues. Purcell does a wonderful job capturing the fear and sense of helplessness Hannah has to overcome.

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