Stolen: The True Story of a Sex Trafficking Survivor is a short read but intense! Katariina tells her story graphically and in depth. One doesn’t have to read very far to see the ugliness of sex trafficking. I learned new things from her story and feel so strongly about the plight of too many children and teens in our country and other parts of the world that are coerced into this lifestyle. The twisted minds and evilness that pervades this industry is sickening. Katariina opens herself up and allows us a genuine look at what goes on behind closed doors. Her venerable writing style creates the true aspects of how a child is brought into the sex trade but also the mindset of the child. Because of her varied life experiences the reader gets a full, vivid understanding of how deeply controlled a person who is stolen becomes, not only in the trade, but even in marriage. At times there is repetition in the book yet she is making her point as succinctly as possible so that there is no confusion about what takes place in our neighborhoods, schools, and communities here in America. Reading Stolen will open your eyes to an ever growing travesty in our world. Slavery still exists!
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review by Revell/Net Galley.