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August 08 2012 @ 12:32 pm
Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave by Sibel Hodge  
Title: Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave
Author: Sibel Hodge
Pages (or KB): 98 (150)
Rating:
Links: Paperback, Kindle

Book Description:
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...

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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)

What did you think of the book? (Why this book?, New Author? Read more by author? Keeping? Thoughts on Hero? Heroine?)
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.
 
 
 
tweeti: Readingtweeti on August 9th, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
Am wanting very much to read this book, but don't have the funds just now to buy it. Won't have them until next week and I've already checked the library for it...*sigh*....From your review, in a way, it reminds me of one that I read named, "A Child Called It." You've probably already read it. There are things that shouldn't happen in the world. They do, though...*sigh*...they do.

Edited at 2012-08-09 09:07 pm (UTC)
Jill aka Jo: TVD: Carolinesireesanwar on August 10th, 2012 07:10 pm (UTC)
I didn't even know about this book until I saw it being talked about somewhere. I was stunned when I read the description and had to read it.

There are definitely things that shouldn't happen in this world and it is truly sad that there are people evil enough to do them to others.

I haven't read the book "A Child Called It." I'll look for it.