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The Blue Notebook by James A. Levine
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Jul 07, 2009

really liked it

This is a fascinating story written in a journal format at times about a young girl sold into sexual slavery in India. We follow her tragic life from age nine to fifteen.

It is obviously fiction but is supposedly based on true accounts of child prostitution over there. I wasn't aware of some of the goings on over there until I read this. If things are really like the book describes, it makes me appreciate how safe things are here in the U.S. for children.

It would be pretty difficult to see a nine year old child prostitute in a cage and not feel compelled to help. I am perplexed at what the author of the book went through emotionally seeing those children and sometimes wondered if he had any attraction to that sort of thing at some of the sexual language he purposely chose in many passages in the book. But hey whatever floats his boat. I tend to overanalyze sometimes so maybe I am off base. Regardless, he educated many by writing this. Kudos to him for such a unique work.
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