5 out of 5 stars
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“I have swept away our offences like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me for I have redeemed you” (Isaiah 44:42 NIV UK)
The Price of Worthlessness by Gloria Eveleigh describes few years of life of a young girl who is trapped in a sex trafficking network with little to no hope of ever escaping. It’s a heart-breaking story about survival and inner strength that is born of indescribable experiences.
It was my first encounter with Gloria Eveleigh’s book and even though I knew that everything she writes is based on true stories and I’ve read the book description, I was not prepared for the onslaught of emotions I experienced.
In all the honesty, it was extremely difficult to read this book. Not because of the style or the language – which were on point, but because every word rang true. I was so immersed into the story that I could feel the pain, the confusion and the guilt of the main character. My perception of this book was so strong that at times I literally felt nauseated. Notwithstanding, it was terrifyingly beautiful to watch heroine through her struggles and witness her growth despite everything she went through.
This book touches so many important topics. From the depravation of mankind, susceptibility of young minds to manipulation to the power of positivity, love and family. It made me come to the eye-opening realization that paying attention to the people around me and taking action when I see something disturbing could make a huge difference in someone’s life.
Although it was a really great book that deserves a 5/5 rating, I would recommend for everyone interested in reading to be cautious. For some it may trigger painful memories and for others it can cause many a sleepless night.
The Price of Worthlessness
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