Author- Kim Purcell.
Publish Date-February 16th 2012. (US)
Publisher- Viking. (US)
Now for the Review...
When Hannah, a teenager from Moldova, is offered what seems to be the chance of a lifetime- the chance to go and work in America as a nanny, getting a huge wage every week and being able to study night classes and eventually become a doctor, she takes the plunge; after all, there's nothing keeping her in her home country, not since her parents died.
But, though her employee's seem nice at first, soon a much more dark side comes through and nothing is as it seemed. She's threatened with a terrible life and no future at all...
Now Hannah must fight for everything she holds dear, the most important thing threatened? Her life.
Thank you to Kendra Levin and Kim Purcell for sending me out a review ARC and a finished copy.
Whay I thought:
The story of Hannah, a teenage girl like many others, on the face of it, is heartrendering.
She comes to America, after being offered a once in a lifetime job, and becomes a slave- not allowed to leave the house in which she works, no outside contact, one abusive and one sinister in his intentions employee's- the story of a girl so innocent is enough to make you wonder what is happening to our world.
It is about human trafficking, and as it says on the back of the finished copy- "Hannah's story is fiction. The problem is very read." and the fact that up-to two million, two million, people are victims of human trafficking every year, well that's enough to make you wonder about a lot of things.
A most effecting story and definitely not for the feint hearted, the themes are pretty stong, with sexual scenes and refrences and the whole actuality of it being about human trafficking- (I'd say 15+ and no younger) Hannah's story is a huge eye opener.
If only our eyes would never close.