Sex trafficking is currently a hot news topic, but it is not a new problem or just a problem in "other" countries. Every year, an estimated 80,000 American children are lured into the sex trade, some as young as eight years old. It is thought that up to 90 percent of victims are never rescued. Stolen is the true story of one survivor who escaped - more than once. First recruited while staying with her family at a hotel in Miami Beach, Katariina Rosenblatt was already a lonely and abused young girl who was yearning to be loved. She fell into the hands of a confident young woman who pretended friendship but slowly lured her into a child prostitution ring. For years afterward, a cycle of false friendship, threats, drugs, and violence kept her trapped. As Kat shares her harrowing experiences, listeners will quickly realize the frightening truth that these terrible things could have happened to any child - a neighbor, a niece, a friend, a sister, a daughter. But beyond that, they will see that there is real hope for the victims of sex trafficking. Stolen is more than a warning. It is a celebration of survival that will inspire.
©2014 Katariina Rosenblatt and Cecil Murphey (P)2014 eChristian
Everything good that happens to the author, happens because of God. I was disappointed that there was so much about the author and all the good that she - a "female Moses" does along with her organization and, of course, God, and not enough detailed stories about actual experiences, except her own and that was just at the beginning of the book. The book soon starts sounding like a sermon. Not my cup of tea.
Abolitionist, Wife, Mother, photographer, & quilter
The whole story engaged the listener/reader the whole time. I liked the way that the author told her story in a humbling way and didn't really put blame on anyone for how things turned out, but saw that God had His eye on her the whole time.
It was a story of growth.
She kind of read this as if my mom were reading ti to me using good expression, but nothing overly impressive. I have heard her narrate before and had enjoyed how she did the other book much better, but this one was well done regardless.
Not really interested in tag lines....especially one about sex trafficking and its sad tale.
Keep in mind that this book is going to talk about sexual things, though not in much detail at all. This is definitely teen appropriate as it explains that the acts were done but not explicitly. Throughout the entire story, God is revealed and it is an honest account of how a child cn come out whole after much brokenness.
This changed my world view on trafficking. The title doesn't do it justice to the topic. We need to see the root cause when we witness the crum; we need to fix the real reason and not bandaid the issue.
This was a good eye opening book into the world of human trafficking. The insight into how a boy or girl is lured into the nightmare was helpful.
This is a captivating and inspiring memoir of young girl's abuse, grooming, trafficking and triumphs. Her faith and God's voice carry her through many trials. Her stories strike the heart of the reader and provoke empathy, compassion and advocacy for the voiceless among us. This is a must read!
"Moving & Inspirational"
This book is emotional at times to hear the life story of a girl so young. But her journey is aspirational and inspiring. Highly recommended read!
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