31 Books: Rescuing Hope (Book #25)

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HopeTitle: Rescuing Hope

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Author:

Susan Norris

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What the book is about:

Every two minutes, evil strips innocence from a child and sells her into slavery for sex. Not in a third-world country, but in the United States of America. Before you take another breath, the next victim will be tricked or taken from her family by a profit-hungry criminal. She could be a neighbor. A friend.Your sister. Your daughter. You. At fourteen, Hope Ellis is the all-American girl with a good life until the day she tries to help her mom with their cross-town move by supervising the movers. When they finish, one of the men returns to the house and rapes her. Held silent by his threats, darkness begins to engulf her. But the rape proves to be the least of Hope s troubles. In a gasping attempt at normalcy, she succumbs to the attention of a smooth-talking man on the subway. He promises acceptance. He declares his love. He lures her out from under the shelter of her suburban life. Hope s disappearance sets a community in motion. She s one of their own. They determine to find Hope, whatever the cost, before she s lost forever. Will you?

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Why I like it:

This weekend I’m featuring the PG-13 books. Rescuing Hope is a hard and PG-13 level graphic read. BUT. The reason you and your daughter or you and the young woman you mentor may need to read it is that sex trafficking is happening HERE, all around us. And Rescuing Hope really does an amazing job of telling a story of one young woman going from her normal suburban life to a sex slave in Atlanta. It’s an important story that I feel Susan has handled with grace.

The other reality is that many college-aged women are growing in passion and conviction to be a part of helping end slavery in our generation. This book is tells a unique perspective of the story and what we can do here and now.

Again, it is an important read but it is also mildly graphic. Read it first (if you’re the adult in the situation) or read it together, depending on the age of the young woman you are sharing this book with.

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Buy it here.

 


 

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