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Trafficked by Kim Purcell
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Trafficked by Kim Purcell follows Hannah a girl from Moldova who travels to America to work as a Nanny. She takes the job after her parents disappear because she knows her grandmother can not support the two of them. She soon finds things are not as she was promised as the family she works for treats her like a slave, requiring her to work all hours without pay and without the ability to leave.

I enjoyed the book although the main character had issues at time with being very very naive. This book does do a good job of portraying human trafficking in the US without being to graphic for the audience. I remained interested in the book throughout and finished it quickly. It has an ending with a solid finale that leaves the reader satisfied.

Appropriateness: This is a tough book that is about a difficult subject. While it handled the material in an age appropriate way the topic is still a tough one for teens. There is an attempted rape and there is quite a bit of apprehension that the reader feels fearing that the main character will either be raped or sold into prostitution. I would recommend this book to readers 14+ and younger teens if they have an adult to talk to. This is a good book to explore the subject of human trafficking for teen readers, with the focus being on a domestic servant as opposed to one forced into prostitution it makes the story a bit easier to read.
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September 3, 2012 – Shelved
September 3, 2012 – Finished Reading

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