The gruelling tale of a young girl, barley into her teens, being coerced into sexual slavery to seemingly protect her family. All this happening while leading an apparently normal like at school and at home. If it happened in your neighbourhood would you recognise the signs. If you did, would you do anything about it. The author did by, surviving, and writing this book. She describes the PTSD that followed, and the empowering actions taken to bring more awareness in the community.
A long, horrific read, that I left for a while. Rather than abandoning the read, I persisted, and am glad that something positive came out of her experience. Suicide didn't seem an option for her. There is a worse story in my unread stack, which I need to get back to and see how it ends.
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Flores puts a different face on human trafficking...She is white, middle class and blond...She grew up in a wealthy suburb and did well at school. Yet Flores tells a nightmarish story. * Guardian * --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
The chilling yet ultimately inspirational true story of how a 15-year-old teenager escaped the world of human trafficking --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- File Size : 944 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Print Length : 354 pages
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- Publisher : Cornerstone Digital (12 September 2013)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00CU8QC9S
- Best Sellers Rank: 209,596 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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An incredible story of victim to survivor to thriverReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 October 2020
Anyone who questions why Theresa didn't just walk away from this insidious situation needs their head examined. This book smashes the myth that it's only a certain type of vulnerable young person who can be targeted by evil people. In fact, some of what made Theresa vulnerable to these creatures is exactly what we, as parents, subconciously install in our kids; not wanting to disappoint parents, a love so strong and loyal that the child can't bear to hurt the parent by letting them know what's going on, a fear of messing up, discouraging vanity (which I agreed with entirely until I read this book - i now realise what is required is balance where vanity is concerned). An absolute must read for anyone with children, written by a true warrior.
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Brings tearsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 February 2020
This true story is a must to be in library and schools and colleges the heart breaking account of the author must make us look twice at the bullying of girls and support them when they look you in the eye and ask for help
Interesting readReviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 November 2018
For most part of the story i felt it was a little far fetched, that she could have escaped, however reading the explanation about the different types of trafficking helped me understand that not all situations are the same. Well done theresa for where you are today.
Five StarsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 November 2017
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... worth the read and scary as it shows how easily things can happen to a young girlReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 March 2017
A moving story well worth the read and scary as it shows how easily things can happen to a young girl.
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