Rescuing Hope by Susan Norris

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I read this book in one night. I could not put it down.

The writing style is good, clear, and the characters are believable... but then, the characters are real, or based on real girls caught in the sex trafficking prison. They are deceived by lies, then live on fear with every shred of hope shriveled.

Susan Norris says on her web page:
It is not a respecter of persons. It is found in wealthy communities, poor communities, black, white, Asian and Hispanic communities; it’s in our cities and in rural America.  It impacts every demographic imaginable. The average age of a girl entering the sex trade is between twelve and fourteen years old.  The life expectancy of a girl in the sex trade is seven years. The girls being trafficked in America are predominately American children being bought and sold for another’s financial gain.

The first step in fighting this heinous crime is raising awareness, which is the purpose of Rescuing Hope. 

My prayer is for this book to become a catalyst of conversation among you, your children, and your friends.  It is a fictional story based on countless hours of interviews with survivors, families of trafficked girls, detectives who rescue them, and a former pimp.  Through this story, you’ll gain insight into how easily a pimp can lure a young girl into the trade.

This is my prayer, that people will wake up to the possibility of it right under their noses, and that this book will become a catalyst for prayers for these young girls, and a catalyst for conversation.

I sincerely urge you to buy the book. It is about real people, real situations, real pain, and amazing grace.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

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