Thursday, October 30, 2014
REVIEW: Stolen: The True Story of a Sex Trafficking Survivor
I read this entire book in a few days. It provided some good information regarding what to look for in a person or a group of people that might be grooming young girls and boys for sex trafficking. Although it did provide some insight into sex trafficking I had some problems with the book:
1. The book was written in a very choppy format and it was difficult to read. It was hard to tell from one moment to the next where you were in the story. The story did not flow well.
2. There were many times when I read the book when I felt as though the author wanted us to think that she had no control over what happened to her. I have to disagree. I made many bad choices when I was young that were unwise and I believe that because we are sinners living in a sinful world our bad choices have consequences. The bible actually confirms this. I was also taken advantage of by men in my youth and I often rebelled against my parents and I rebelled against God. I chose to make these bad choices and I suffered the consequences of these choices. While it is true that we are often sinned against without having made any bad choices (this also happened to me multiple times when I was young) I found it hard to read this author's book because she seemed to downplay her own bad choices which in many cases were directly correlated to her circumstances. She could have walked away from sex trafficking right at the beginning by listening to her mother. She chose to rebel against her mom. I kept wondering, "why doesn't she talk about her rebellion against God more."
I don't know this author personally so I can't comment on her theology but I really can't recommend her book because of the above.
NOTE: I received a copy of this book from Revell for my unbiased review.
Posted by starbucksgirl at 2:34 PM