Rescuing Hope, a Story of Sex Trafficking in America, Book Review

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rescuinghopeRescuing Hope, a Story of Sex Trafficking in America is a powerful novel about a modern crisis. Author Susan Norris grabbed my attention from the beginning of the book to the end. She details the story of a fourteen-year-old girl who spirals into the world of prostitution against her will. While the book is fiction, the events in the story are based on interviews with survivors of human sex trafficking in America, their families, detectives, rescue organizations and even a former pimp. The book is classified as “Young Adult” however it is very disturbing to read at times and should be read by adults.

While reading Rescuing Hope, a Story of Sex Trafficking in America  I felt a mixture of emotions from shock, to anger, to hope. The book is correctly named as the focus is on restoration and hope for children sold for sex. The book includes a list of nine organizations involved with fighting trafficking and promoting healing for victims. The book is written from a Christian perspective of forgiveness, compassion and restoration.

The most powerful message in the book is how easily children become victims, and how they are held captive through manipulation. My eyes were opened to the horror of this crime and disgust of the events these children experience. It saddens me to realize that Americans are using their money to pay for these children in bondage. Though I have watched television documentaries on the trafficking, nothing brought as much clarity and awareness to this as reading Rescuing Hope, a Story of Sex Trafficking in AmericaIt changed my view to understand how children are targeted and drawn into the dark world.

Did you know 100,000 American children were sex-trafficked in 2009? The number is thought to have increased to 200,000-300,000 by now, according to the State Department and FBI.

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  • Susan Norris says:

    Nishoni,
    The book is available in all ebook forms. You can find it on Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com or sussannorris.org. Let me know what you think about it.

  • Susan Norris says:

    Christine,
    Thank you so much for sharing your platform with Hope today and sounding the alarm on the issue of human sex trafficking. The more people know about this issue, the hard it will be to keep it hidden. We need tougher laws with harsher penalties against the perpetrators and greater services for the victims. This will only happen by raising awareness and motivating others to action. Thank you for your part.
    Susan Norris
    http://www.susannorris.org

  • Nancy says:

    There is one organization that is not included in your list enditmovement.org End It is concerned with world wide slavery, including what still exists in the United States as this book details. This Sunday many churches, including my own, will be focusing on the problem of slavery during their worship services as most people have no idea the pervasiveness of modern day slavery and sadly, many here in the United States have no idea that it still exists today here. Thanks for giving the review of this book. I will make sure that it and all the organizations you have mentioned are including in the material I will be presenting to the church I serve on Sunday.

  • Nishoni says:

    Is this available in Kindle or PDF?

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