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The best place to hide is in a lie…

I could never fit in to the life my parents demanded. By the time I was thirteen, it was too much. I ran away to New York City…and found a nightmare that lasted three years. A nightmare that began and ended with a pimp named Luis. Now I am Dirty Anna. Broken, like everything inside me has gone bad.

Except that for the first time, I have a
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 7th 2015 by Entangled: Teen
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Glire
Jan 05, 2015 marked it as to-read
Shelves: young-adult
"A teenage prostitute looking for redemption must face her secrets before they destroy her…"


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This could go terribly wrong... or be really good.
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Nemo (The Moonlight Library)
This review was originally posted on The Moonlight LibraryI received this book for free from YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

SUMMARY

Anna has spent three years living in New York as an underage prostitute. When she’s sent back home, she hopes she can keep the secret of her old life as she tries to adjust to her new one.

WORLDBUILDING

Well, although I didn’t like Anna very much, I completely accept the wor
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Kat Heckenbach
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
Wow, this was so hard to review. I had read all these amazing reviews about how gritty and realistic this book is, but I found it completely the opposite. The main character is a girl, Anna, who ran away from home at 13, after having become a little wild child at age 12, sleeping around and partying, and gets mad because her parents treat her like she's a possession. She heads to New York City, gets raped, gets picked up by a guy whom she falls in love with and who eventually becomes her pimp, a ...more
Tracey (Life and Literature)
The very first thing that drew me to Naked was the stunning cover. It's simple yet it's impactful. I love when authors touch on subjects that are outside of what's usually written about, and Naked falls into that category. It's the story of Anna, who runs away from home at the age of thirteen and becomes a prostitute. After being caught by the police and returned home Anna meets Jackson, and realises that this could be her chance to start over. But there's no way she can tell Jackson the truth. ...more
Lindy
Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
My Thoughts:

Naked is an excellent debut by Stacey Trombley. It is the powerful and eye opening story of Anna Rodriguez. Anna ran away from her dysfunctional family at the young age of thirteen. She left with the naive dreams of a young girl hoping to become a star in New York. Instead, she ended up being thrust in to a life of teenage prostitution and misery. When Anna is sixteen, she is discovered as the runaway that she is, and returned to her family.

Anna's parents expect her to live a "normal
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Ayah
My Review:

I received an e ARC of Naked from Entangled Teen via Net Galley , in exchange with an honest review.

So far,Naked is the best book that I have read this year ! Not only does the author discuss a topic that many writers stay away from, but also she does it perfectly !

We follow the story of Anna, an underage prostitute, and the things she dealt and will deal with. The writing style reminded me of that in Poison Study by Marian V. Snyder. You get to follow the story after she goes back to
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Abbie
This book tackled a lot of serious issues and even though I thought the resolution was a bit too optimistic I liked the story. I would have liked to have read more about Anna's past though. But overall I liked the book.
Shannon Rogers
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-arc
I wasn't exactly sure what to expect by Stacey Trombley's Naked. I knew it would be more of a serious book, but I didn't realize how much it would capture me. This story is one of those that will grab you by the throat and take your breath away. If you're looking for a lighthearted read, this book isn't for you. This is a darker story, with darker and more mature themes, and a lot of the time, that type of story really smothers me. The author handled these situations so well, however, that the b ...more
Ideally.Portia
Apr 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
"Everyone's been through something... I mean, what's normal, anyway?"

First of all, that cover is amazing. It's so simple, but still beautiful. Secondly, I think that this is a very strong debut novel!

This book faces a tough issue that I haven't seen written about in many YA novels - teenage prostitution. Anna was a runaway and got tangled up with the wrong people. Though when you can come to understand why she ran away, you cant really blame her. Sometimes, you have to escape. Unfortunately
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PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
Grade: C

At age thirteen, Anna runs away from her abusive father and into the arms of her savior, a pimp named who she thinks is her boyfriend. Now three years later, she's back home and trying to fit into high school. Her father's still abusive, but she has a new ally in her now stronger mother. She's making friends including a possible love interest. But someone is leaving notes in her locker, calling her by her hooker name, threatening to expose her and ruin the life she's trying to build.

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Max Baker
Thank you Netgalley for providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review

This is exactly what I want in a dark, emotional contemporaries Naked not only gave me the fix I needed, but managed to blind side me. I just finished and my heart won't stop beating for Anna. From page one to the final scene, everything about this book was perfect. The tone. The character. Everything was handled with such grace and maturity, I was honestly stunned.

Naked is the third book I've seen so far rev
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Sierra the Nerdgirl
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
If I were to describe this book in one word, it would be brilliant. I am so impressed with how well done this book way. Stacey Trombley approached such a touchy subject--underage prostitution in an excellent style. The writing, plot, and character development coupled with the contemporary aspects were just so goooooddd.








I don't even know where to begin with this review because everything was just amazing. I think the thing that stuck out to me the most is the character deve
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Abbey
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was really powerful. I think having books that talk about real issues and don't hold back on what really happens or can happen to people and kind of refreshing. Like this stuff needs to be known.
This book is about a victim of child prostitution and how she deals with the aftermath.
Also deals with how school rumors can be so degrading and heartbreaking and can really hurt anyone.
I thought that Anna was really strong to be able to keep going after the horrors she has been though and t
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Jamie Dorner
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I won this book in a box of goodies from Brenda Drake. Less than 24 hours have passed, and not only did it rocket to the top of my read list (past even a borrowed book I was already reading), but I've read every wonderful word already. It was easy to identify with the character Anna. "I'm not this girl, and it doesn't matter what she would think of me now." Anna is referring to her younger self in that passage, which wss the most relatable moment I've ever experienced via fiction. By the way, th ...more
Wendy F
Apr 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
I think what made me select Naked for review was that I was looking for something dark and real after having finished All the Rage by Courtney Summers. In All the Rage the subject matter was rape, and how society criminalizes the victims. Naked was about teenage runaway’s and teenage prostitution. You can’t get much more dark than either of them, honestly.

There was a lot that I liked about Naked. First, there was Anna’s reactions to cops and social workers, in the beginning. I’d like to think th
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Dory

Anna grew up with a rough childhood which resulted in her running away to the city of her dreams, New York. Only did that result in her working as a child prostitute. Three years later the law finds her and takes her back home to her parents. Now she has the chance to live a better life, but is that even possible with her past?

I wasn't expecting much when I requested this novel, but what I read was just so good I went in for the simple yet intriguing cover and my sad taste for sad books. Naked i
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Amber (The Book Bratz)
The full review can be found at The Book Bratz

Naked isn't an easy read. Not in the sense that it is hard to read, it is thought provoking and raw. Anna's story is one of many, I think it is easily forgotten that in large cities there are young girls who are sold for the pleasure of other men. Naked is both beautiful, and an eye opening debut novel.

First off, that cover. It is beautiful. I love how Naked follows the lines of the girl's body, it is a beautiful representation of this novel and An
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Shaz X
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks, 5-star-reads
This book has made such an impact with me it's hard to begin my review on this as it is such a powerful story.

There are so many themes running through this story, hopelessness, empowerment, hurt, loss, betrayal, love, secrets, second chance, what is normal? and naivety. There is something in this story for almost everyone to relate to.

Anna was a teenage runaway, she ran away from her family at age 13 because of her controlling father and his inability to allow her any freedom in her life, and a
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Sarika Patkotwar
May 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Naked is very intriguing at the first glance. Trying hard to run away from disturbed pasts and trying even harder to build a pleasant future is a hit theme, and it works every time. Just the title and cover of the book are so interesting that it's worth a thousand glances. And once the story is told and everything falls in place, both start looking even more perfect. Naked is a book that demands to be read and deserves a try.

Anna runs away from home at the tender age of thirteen, when everythin
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Krystianna
Apr 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was definitely interesting and suspenseful. Full review to come.

Updated on July 12, 2015

Naked was definitely a unique book. It was unlike anything I'd ever read before. It follows Anna, who ran away from her family at age thirteen. She ended up in New York City, dating a guy named Luis who taught her to sell her body in order to make money and keep the two of them afloat. Of course, Anna believes that Luis wasn't telling her what to do, because he "loved" her.

After getting caught by the
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Samantha
Jan 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
Short and Sweet:

I loved this emotional and deep story!
To Elaborate…

I am soooo happy to be on this blog tour because I can’t recommend this book enough. NAKED follows Anna, a teen prostitute who is just reunited with her family (and not quite so happily). She’s been gone for three years, and she doesn’t know how to fall back into the normal life they expect her to, not to mention that the one boy who is kind to her hates liars, and she’s trying to keep him from the truth. When someone starts le
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Leah
Jul 14, 2015 rated it liked it
This seemed like such an interesting read, but for some reason it just didn't speak to me like I expected it to. The plot was an interesting one - a girl who ran away to New York, and ended up becoming a prostitute ends up back at home, trying to live a normal life, but I just never felt invested in Anna. She spends a LOT of time talking about Luis, and while I can sort of understand her infatuation with him, and I can understand that she obviously didn't know that what he did was wrong, it just ...more
winterthekatt
Jun 28, 2015 rated it liked it
I liked certain aspects of this book, but generally speaking, I had different expectations. It sounded to me like it would be a total tear jerker, a brutally honest account of how this young girl overcame such a horrible thing. I was prepared for it to be powerful and emotional, I wanted this book to evoke so many feelings but it didn't. First of all, I had a hard time thinking of Anna as a prostitute, or rather, believing that she actually went through that. Since the book starts pretty much wi ...more
Minty McBunny
Aug 30, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2015, august-2015
This book sounds really daring and gritty on paper, I was surprised to find it in the YA section, but once I read it I was more surprised at how tame and completely unrealistic it was.

No upper middle class parent of a returned runaway who has been on the street selling he body for 3 years is going to put their kid on a bus and send her off to public school a few days after she gets home. Counseling and probably a strict private boarding school or attitude adjustment camp for entitled teens is m
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Tony Trombley
Jan 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Its a book that tugs at all your emotions. Very strong characters with a very good story. Keeps you reading.
Holly
I received an eARC of this from Entangled Teen for the blog tour.

I have to say, this is a pretty edgy story for a YA novel. Not that that’s a bad thing, not at all. In fact, I liked that it pushed the envelope, that it brought into play something that you never think about in relation to a teenager. Prostitution. A young girl thrown into a dangerous world, who falls in love with the wrong guy and is pressured into having sex with men for money. It’s horrible to think about, something that you ne
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Erin Arkin
May 24, 2015 rated it liked it
3-3.5 stars.

Naked by Stacey Trombley won’t be for everyone but I don’t shy away from stories that have difficult to read situations. If you’re the same, consider checking this one out.

Anna has never gotten along with her parents. Her father is strict and really only ever worries about the impact her decisions will have on the way people see him and their family. As overbearing as he is, her mom is pretty much one who does whatever he tells her to do and doesn’t really stand up for herself or An
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Jenn
This was one book where the cover drew me in. It was so simple, yet so completely raw. I just had to know what this book was about. Naked tells the story of Anna Rodriguez- a girl who ran away from home at the age of thirteen only to become a prostitute in New York City after meeting up with a man named Luis. In her naivety, Anna looks to Luis as some sort of savior, even after he sells her to another man like she's some sort of good. When Anna is arrested, a caring social worker takes her back ...more
Ri v
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Anna ran away from her rich abusive father and her submissive mother at the age of thirteen. She hopped on a bus and disappeared for three years. She never expected the turn of events that led her into prostitution. And yet they happened. But Anna gets caught and goes back to her family and school. Rumors fly and bullying starts but Anna tries her best to keep her past away from Jackson, the sweet boy that seems to be her shield. But someone of her past is bac
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Kristin
Jun 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
Anna ran away to NYC when she was 13 years old. She was "saved" by a man who claimed to only be looking out for her. Who said that he loved her. That guy was 18 years old. However, he let his friend sleep with her for money and pretty soon he allowed random men to sleep with her for money. Now, three years later, Anna is broken and lost all over again when her pimp sells her to someone else. Luckily for her, she's picked up, mended, and a social worker does all that she can to reunite her with h ...more
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