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Trafficked by Sophie Hayes

Saturday, September 7, 2013

When Sophie Hayes met Bledi she knew he'd change her life – but she had no idea how much. At first, it was a typical whirlwind romance. But one day Bledi told her that love always comes at a price ...

Bledi tricked Sophie into travelling to Italy, where he forced her to sell her body to help him pay off a debt. Terrified and ashamed, Sophie worked the dangerous Italian streets without rest, seeing as many as 30 clients in a night. She was completely at Bledi′s mercy for food, clothes and shelter. And without money, friends or family, she was trapped.

But Sophie found the strength to keep going, clinging to life by a single thread of hope: that somehow she′d find a way to escape.

Goodreads Summary

It's surprising to think about girls being trafficked in this day and age, but the reader may be surprised (like I was) at how often it happens even in America. I can't imagine how the author handled this situation.  If it was me, I don't think I would have shown so much grace under pressure.  Sophie was a girl who did not know about sex trafficking (at least, she didn't think it could happen to her).  When the unthinkable happens and someone who is supposed to love her more or less sells her, Sophie must rapidly recover and get back on her feet.

It has to be horrible to submit to another person for sex.  Sophie relied on Bledi for the basic necessities for living because she had no choice.  Unfortunately, this reliance comes at a heavy cost.   I thought Sophie's character was wonderfully developed and shown through (the reader will make a connection to the author).  There were scenes that were absolutely heart-breaking and will make the reader angry.  This book is recommended to adult readers.

4 Stars

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  1. Chelsea B. said...:

    Goodness this book sounds difficult to read. The subject, anyway. How sad and tragic. I got angry just reading the blurb.

  1. This does sound like it'd be hard to read. I'm not sure if I'd be crying or yelling. Maybe a little bit of both. It's funny how everyone somewhat knows about this issue but it seems so faraway that most people don't think about it.
    Thanks for the review. I might wait a while before I read it, but I definitely will.

  1. Berenice said...:

    Wow. This one sounds heartbreaking. I just read a book dealing with the same topic. It's called Sold by Patricia MacCormick. It was hard getting through it and I imagine this one will be too. I'll definitely have to check it out. Great review. Thank you! =)