• Renting Lacy

  • A Story of America's Prostituted Children (A Call to Action)
  • By: Linda Smith
  • Narrated by: Moe Egan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (156 ratings)

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By: Linda Smith
Narrated by: Moe Egan
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The average age of entry into prostitution in America is 13-years-old. Forced into a life they never chose, manipulated, abused, and tortured at the hands of the pimps who control them, our country's children are sold on the streets, on the internet, and at truck stops across America every night. They aren't bad kids who made bad choices. They are victims of child sex trafficking. They come from our neighborhoods, our schools, our churches, and sometimes our own homes.

Author Linda Smith brings to life characters based on real stories and interviews with teen survivors. Meet "Lacy" and "Star" as they reveal the underbelly of our country s commercial sex trade. Get to know the men who sell them, and the ones who buy them. Let Renting Lacy draw you into the lives of these young girls as they struggle to survive each night, watching their childhood hopes and dreams slip away in the darkness. Let it compel you to action.

©2013 Shared Hope International (P)2013 Shared Hope International

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Distressing Reality...

though this is a fictionalized account, it is taken from hundreds of interviews with real children living through the hell of underground sex trades that function everywhere--and probably closer than you think. A real eye opener and a call to action.

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Read This

This is one of the best books out there on child sex trafficking from the viewpoint of the trafficked victim. This is based on a true story and Shared Hope is an amazing organization working to combat this despicable crime. Once you read this book you can never say that you were not aware of this horrible issue ever again.

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wow so hard to hear so easy to care.

it is hard to believe and so easy to stand behind linda smith in her quest to end this trade

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This book truly gives insight to the lives of America's prostituted children

This book gives people of any level of knowledge of sex trafficking an understanding of some of the mental, physical, and emotional abuse that young sex trafficked girls go through daily. I literally cried, because of all of the, "what ifs" that could and should have been the reality of the lives of those girls. It's hard, but sometimes you need to know the hard stuff in order to put forth the right actions to truly help the children.

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Hard, But Essential

Although this book is hard to hear, I recommend it to everyone (even teenage girls) because the more you know, the more you can do to make a difference. Ignorance is NOT bliss when it comes to sex trafficking.

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Real shocking read!

Beautifully written with real DOJ statistics and a call to action against sex trafficking of our children. must read!

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A must read!

This was hard to finish as some of the stories broke my heart but it was worth it! It's impossible to read this book and not want to take action against this injustice!

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fantastic!

This book is so clear about all the aspects of trafficking and lays it out so simply and well from so many different points of view. Fantastic read/listen and so informative. the commentaries in between we great too! highly recommend to read and share 👌

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This Story Needs to be heard by all!!!

This story truly opened my eyes to a new perspective on child sex trafficking. I had some knowledge that they are still a lot of sex trafficking in America in general but hearing the amount of missing kids who felt like this is there only way of living and receiving love truly breaks my heart powerful story that definitely needs to be shared more.

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Forever changed

This story is a must read for anyone who needs to know the truth about sex trafficking. I will never be the same after knowing what I now know. We cannot allow our children to be victims. I will be a voice for the voiceless.

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