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The End of My World: The Shocking True Story of a Young Girl Forced to Become a Sex Slave

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"I'd never have guessed that when your world's tumbling down you can carry on as usual. But it wasn't like I had a big sign on my back saying 'I've been raped.' Nobody noticed a thing."
 
Emma was just 13 when her happy childhood came crashing down. She had no idea the young lads she and her friends met every Saturday in the shopping mall weren't all they seemed. The boys we
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Ebury Press (first published July 2nd 2009)
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Stuart Edmond
Dec 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I found this book after watching an interview with the author as part of a documentary on BBC3 that tackled the issue of grooming of teenaged girls by older Asian men, turning the girls into sex-slaves. What Emma Jackson said during her interview touched a nerve there was no anger or resent in her, only an acceptance at what happened and her desire to move on with her life, but also a desire to stop what she experienced, happening to other young girls. I'm a writer myself and I'm in the process ...more
Lainy
Apr 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
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In this harrowing memoir, Emma, at 13-years-old, was pimped by her older boyfriend into servicing other men. Young and naïve, she didn’t know how far this was from normal. Eventually she found a way out. Emma is writing this book to give hope to other girls in this situation.

My Review

Emma is just your typical 13 year old, going through the motions from a straight A student to dropping grades, going from sweet to aggressive and angry - just the normal
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Laura
Sep 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: two-star
There came a time when memoirs of this nature were appearing in bookshops at an ever-increasing rate. Once 'A Child Called It' became popular, it seemed every one had a story to tell of this nature. This memoir is a little different, in that the abuser isn't a relative or a family friend, its a gang who systematically groomed and abused vulnerable young girls.

I found the writing to be typical ghost-writer induced, there were too many cliches mentioned throughout for the reader to be taken on a p
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Sabrina Rutter
May 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Emma grew up in a very loving, and sheltered environment, so she was not prepared at all for the situation she found herself in. After befriending some Asian boys things took a dark turn for Emma. She enured things she never thought imaginable.
I simply could not put this book down until I knew how Emma broke away from her tormentor. I had just recently read Sophie's Story by Irene Ivison, and the author of this book works with Irene's group to educate people about forced prostitution. I believe
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Katie
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was so very sad so glad she has gotten out of it all a stronger woman and wants to help other children in the same or similar situations
Gypsy
Mar 09, 2013 rated it liked it
This is a true story of a girl manipulated in the sex trade. It is the painful truth that resides in our society. I found Emma to be very strong and mature and a real desire to actually bring the situation into light so something can be done about it. I hope she continues to do well and I know she will make positive lead in her life helping other people as well. She spoke honestly and courageously and for that I applaud her. I also want to make reference to her parents because when we read these ...more
Althea
May 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Emma does not come from a dysfunctional family. She has loving, caring parents and relatives. But at 13, it's more important to have friends and to appear to be having a good time. Emma was 'befriended' by a group of unscrupulous young men who sought her company, flattered her and gained her trust. After careful, subtle grooming, she was forced to become a sex slave. It's a horrifying story about the betrayal of trust and the manipulation of a vulnerable, naive young person.

Emma writes as she w
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Chaker Hichri
although the story is very shocking and tragic I think this book is always present us it reminds me the same story in Tunisia last March least because this type of violence is still a perennial concern in all countries of the world
Kirsti
Sep 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
A truly shocking story, that is told in such a way one feels for the poor girl involved. This is a story to worry parents, and give us the perspective that there are some truly sick people in the world.
Kelly
Jan 03, 2011 added it
Just finished it! Takes a bit to get going but very shocking, not terribly well written but an easy read all the same.
Sonja Hartwell
Jun 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book written with clarity and strength.
Wendy
Apr 15, 2010 rated it it was ok
The premise of the book was good but the writing wasn't very good.
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