"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy" Proverbs 31:8-9

Monday, 23 May 2011

Review- Sold by Patricia McCormick

My Rating: 4 Stars

This book is a novel, but, it does a effective job of highlighting the current crisis of slavery, in particular child sex trafficking.
Although parts of the book were quite challening to read, I had to remind myself that this wasn't, in fact a novel, but a very true reality that is happening every day.
It was written in a way that made you keep reading right until the very last page, and I actually read this in 2 days.
Annually, over half a million children are trafficked into the sex trade.  Over 12,000 of these are Nepali girls sold to the brothels of India - which this book is about - one girl's journey.
A great insight into this incredible injustice.