Author: Sibel Hodge
Pages (or KB): 98 (150)
Links: Paperback, Kindle
My name is Elena and I used to be a human being. Now I am a sex slave. If you are reading this diary then I am either dead or I have managed to escape...
Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave is a gritty, gripping, and tear-jerking novella, inspired by real victims' accounts and research into the sex trafficking underworld. It's been listed as one of the Top 40 Books About Human Rights by Accredited Online Colleges.
It is estimated that 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year - 80% of these are women and girls. (Source: U.S. Department of State, Trafficking in Persons Report: 2007)
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I have to admit that the cover is what caught my attention. It is provocative and not necessarily in a good way. It seems in brief instances you hear about the horrors of human trafficking and yet that is just it, brief instances. It is rather disgusting to know that woman, children and men are sold all the time as we go about our lives. The horrors these people endure, praying for a way out, scared for the lives of their families and friends back home.
This is a heart-wrenching tale told not about one woman but is rather a story made up of many woman who have endured such a horror. Elena is not a spectacular character. Normally she'd be like any other, struggling to get by, but in this instance she is our glimpse into what happens when a woman is taken and sold into slavery.
I feel like is something we all need to be aware of and not something that should be swept under the rug and ignored. Please read this book.