Daughters - A book review
Daughters by James W. Nelson
A short time ago, I read an article here on HubPages by Cardisa. I read with great interest, the interview given by James Nelson, who is also known as hubber SubRon7. Immediately the article had me gripped and I decided to read some of his hubs. Check out his profile here SubRon7 for more of his work and published books. His writing technique is so effortless, and intriguing that I knew I had to read his book.
I downloaded "Daughters" on my kindle and received the book in seconds. I started reading it immediately, but unfortunately work got in the way of it. I did my shift, got home and couldn't wait to get back to the book.
Without giving too much away, the book is based on a true story of the sex slave industry. It was written by James Nelson to highlight the problems that still remain in the world today and what can happen to children who become runaways, who are abducted or who become homeless street children.
The book is very powerful and tells the story of Emma, a young girl who is abducted and sold into the seedy world of human trafficking. She is only 18 years old when she is bundled into a pick up truck by her captors and this is where her nightmare begins. Her abduction takes place in broad daylight while she is finishing her work for the day as a cleaner.
Daughters is a book which contains crime, thrills, suspense, violence, rape and murder. Upon reading the first few pages, I was totally hooked. James deals sensitively with the subject of human trafficking from the young girls perspective; yet he manages to capture very well, the mentality of the captors. They see young girls as a means to making them rich by selling them as pieces of meat to the highest bidder to have their way with them.
There are lots of twists and turns in the story and several points when you will be on the edge of your seat. I felt that I knew Emma personally and wanted to help her, which is what makes James Nelson such a talented and gifted author. Some of these young girls are conditioned from such an early age that they just get on and accept it as part of life, never knowing what it is to be loved by another.
If I had to describe this book in one word, it would be "masterpiece".
Before reading this book, I was not aware of just how serious the issue of human trafficking was. I thought it was something that happened in Thailand or some eastern European countries, and even this I only knew because of watching documentaries on television. I was shocked to discover that the F.B.I. estimate that more than 100,000 young women and children are used for trafficking in America today. The age of these young children and women range from around 9 years to 19 years. These statistics are hard to believe, but the truth is, that it is going on and many people are not aware that it is happening on their own doorsteps.
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