"Stolen," by Katariina Rosenblatt, PhD with Cecil Murphey

There is hope, even on the darkest of days
Katariina Rosenblatt was a lonely and abused young girl, yearning to be loved, wanting attention. That made her the perfect target. On an ordinary day, she met a confident young woman--someone Kat wished she could be like--who pretended to be a friend while slowly luring her into a child trafficking ring. A cycle of false friendships, threats, drugs, and violence kept her trapped.

As Kat shares her harrowing experiences, her ultimate escape, and her passionate efforts to now free other victims, you'll see that not only is sex trafficking happening frighteningly close to home--it's also something that can be stopped. Stolen is a warning, a celebration of survival, and a beacon of hope that will inspire you.

As a person who has never had to go through this nightmare, I found it difficult to relate too, to start with, but the further you get into this book, the angrier I got.  It beggars belief that these young people don't have people to watch out for them.  It also shows how vulnerable these young people are and how they reach out for the slightest bit of kindness, from where and whom ever it comes from.

This book should be a must read for young children from the ages of 11 upwards.  As it shows them what to look for and what to avoid.  I know this is not limited to just the States and this is probably happening all over the world, it has to stop.

Thankfully Kat has turned her life around and is doing something to help others who are living this nightmare.  

Stars out of 5 : 4 The target audience for this book should be pre-teens and teens.  It was an interesting read as it opened my eyes to something I knew very little about.

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