Five teens victimized by sex trafficking try to find their way to a new life in this riveting companion to the New York Times best-selling Tricks from Ellen Hopkins, author of Crank.
In her best-selling novel, Tricks, Ellen Hopkins introduced us to five memorable characters tackling enormous questions: Eden, the preacher's daughter who turns tricks in Vegas and is helped into a child prostitution rescue; Seth, the gay farm boy disowned by his father who finds himself without money or resources other than his own body; Whitney, the privileged kid coaxed into the life by a pimp and whose dreams are ruined in a heroin haze; Ginger, who runs away from home with her girlfriend and is arrested for soliciting an undercover cop; and Cody, whose gambling habit forces him into the life but who is shot and left for dead.
And now, in Traffick, these five are faced with the toughest question of all: Is there a way out? How these five teenagers face the aftermath of their decisions and experiences is the soul of this story that exposes the dark, ferocious underbelly of the child trafficking trade. Heart wrenching and hopeful, Traffick takes us on five separate but intertwined journeys through the painful challenges of recovery, rehabilitation, and renewal to forgiveness and love. All the way home.
©2015 Ellen Hopkins (P)2015 Simon & Schuster
I love Ellen Hopkins books and this put a nice twist to following the characters. Enjoyed very much although I do miss the patterns of the words on pages so will still pick up the book and add to my collection.
Completely loved this book. Ellen Hopkins is such an amazing writer. I never have any trouble getting into and staying in her books. I will forever look for new books and re-listen and re-read her old books.
Sad ride, happy ending
The characters were very diverse and well defined. The story took me through a wide array of feelings which any book worth it's salt should do. I enjoyed this read and would recommend to anyone
All the narrators (and it is a treat to have different one's for each character) were really good. Rebekka Ross's use of 'een' instead of 'ing' as always was cringe worthy. It's like having Penny from The Big Bang Theory reading to me - yuck! Com-een & Go-een-puts my teeth on edge. The character of Cody would have been more endearing if he'd had a different voice, the guy reading his part would have been better suited to Seth in my opinion.
I love Ellen Hopkins her books saved my schooling and helped me through comes of my toughest times. I love her from of writing and how in some way or a another anyone can relate to at lest on of her book. #lovereadingellenhopkins
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