Thursday, November 12, 2015

Traffick by Ellen Hopkins Blog Tour!

The sequel to “Tricks,” Hopkins’ latest book follows five teenage victims of sex trafficking — from all walks of life and gender orientations — as they try to extricate themselves from their current situations and find a new way of life.
About The Book
TRAFFICK (Tricks, #2) By: Ellen Hopkins Release Date: November 3, 2015 Pages: 528 Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Five teens victimized by sex trafficking try to find their way to a new life in this riveting companion to the New York Times bestselling Tricks from Ellen Hopkins, author of Crank.
In her bestselling novel, Tricks, Ellen Hopkins introduced us to five memorable characters tackling these enormous questions: Eden, the preacher’s daughter who turns tricks in Vegas and is helped into a child prostitution rescue; Seth, the gay farm boy disowned by his father who finds himself without money or resources other than his own body; Whitney, the privileged kid coaxed into the life by a pimp and whose dreams are ruined in a heroin haze; Ginger, who runs away from home with her girlfriend and is arrested for soliciting an undercover cop; and Cody, whose gambling habit forces him into the life, but who is shot and left for dead. 

And now, in Traffick, these five are faced with the toughest question of all: Is there a way out? How these five teenagers face the aftermath of their decisions and experiences is the soul of this story that exposes the dark, ferocious underbelly of the child trafficking trade. Heart wrenching and hopeful, Traffick takes us on five separate but intertwined journeys through the painful challenges of recovery, rehabilitation, and renewal to forgiveness and love. All the way home.
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My Review 

I love Ellen Hopkins.  Her books are just so deep.  Every one of them is filled with so many feels.  You cannot help but get lost in them and find yourself caring for the characters.  Traffick is no exception to this rule.

In Traffick we are following along with the characters that readers originally met in the companion book Tricks.  Traffick takes place after all of the events that happened during Tricks.  We get to follow along with the characters as they try to find their new way in life.  Each one has a difficult time, for various different reasons.  The journey for each of them is hard and long.

You cannot help but feel for each and everyone of these characters.  I did find myself caring a bit more for some of them than for others.  Whitney and Ginger were probably my favorites.  I don't know if it was who they were, their specific journeys, or what - but I found myself really rooting for them.

Traffick is definitely filled with a lot of hard topics; addiction, sex, abuse, family issues, etc.  It is not a story for the faint hearted.  You will feel things so be ready.

My Rating
4 Stars

This review is based on an eARC provided by Lady Reader Bookstuff Blog Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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About The Author
Ellen Hopkins is a poet, freelance writer, and the award-winning author of twenty nonfiction titles and five NY Times Bestselling novels-in-verse. She has published hundreds of articles on subjects ranging from aviation to child abuse to winegrowing. Ellen mentors other writers through her position as a regional adviser for the Nevada chapter of the Society of Children√ïs Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She is a regular speaker at schools; book festivals and writers conferences across the US, and now throughout the world. 
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  1. You rock. Thank you so much for posting! xx


    1. Thank you so much for letting me participate in this awesome tour! I love Ellen Hopkins!