Vid reader it s very rare that I discover a book that can do that all for me but I ve really suceeded here Ms Hobbs paints a picture that s leaves you so open and so vulnerable that you can t help but come back for She sheds light on a very important social topic sex traffickingdetailing the story of an x con named Bullet who believes twenty something prostitutes are too old to mess with for his pimp game so he prefers to go for what he calls his candy He has stolen three underage girls and by using manipulation violence and head games has I ve come to Shadow on the Crown (The Emma of Normandy Trilogy, expect the best from Allison Hobbs and I wasn t disappointed with this I think she s doing a great thing getting readers involved and knowledge about the subject she touches on here Besides a fewditing mistakes and a few snide comments that didn t do anything for the story the book is great It s a pet peeve of mine when an author sticks in a real life subject Obama just doesn t belong in an urban fiction book He doesn t belong in any fictional book it s just plain weird the only problem I ContamiNation ever had with The Coldest Winter Ever was when I read about the author in the authors own book Straight weird if you ask me Anyway the comment between people at the meeting about how a black girl abduction goes unnoticed while a white girls would be all over the news how did that progress the story It didn t It takes away from it for any intelligent person reading it because they know this isn t true It s just not factual It smacks of racism actually Those are the only aspects of the book that bothered me The talented writing is there it always is with Hobbs books The moral to the story and the premise the charactersverything is on point as always in my opinion Hobbs is by far the best female author in the genre The potential is there for genre crossing she could definitely appeal to a much larger audience with a few changes The conversations between the characters all felt real Oh one other small thing I like when the covers match the character and have to assume the girl on the cover here is Gianna Yet she doesn t match the story She seems to be taking a casual stroll down an alleyway instead of fleeing a pimp I think the cover would have been better had she had a fearful look on her face maybe glancing behind her and wearing the clothes she was described as having on in the beginning of the book One good thing for Phillysurrounding area readers there are tons of street names Fairmount Park Taxi ins Glück etc so you can get that comfy feeling that comes from reading about areas you know and have been to As annd note I wish veryone would stop seein. O them as “his candy” while treating them with cruelty and contempt Routinely battered motionally manipulated the girls are brainwashed into accepting sexual servitude as their hopeless plight in life Saleema Sparks has made it her life’s mission to provide a sanctuary for troubled teen age girls With dwindling personal funds she may have to close the doors to her one woman operation Head Up a safe haven for young women in crisis But when Portia a
Very good read This is the first book I read by Allison Hobbs and I was pleasantly surprised Though this books is graphic it definitely served its purpose of awareness as it pertains to sex trafficking I have never read anything on this content matter so I was Losing My Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas enthralled throughout the whole book This book takes you on anmotional roller coaster with the protagonist Realistic fiction at its best I found this book to be an intense read The Magic Rolling Pin especially concerning the subject matter I had to put the book down several times due to the graphic descriptions of certain things What adds to the difficulty in reading is the fact that thevents in the book is taking place in society now The author did a good job in writing from the point of view of a character who was forced into the life fought and submitted and fought back again to regain a sense of normalcy Sex trafficking abduction and forced prostitution are Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, emotionally charged subjects that the author has proficiently brought to light in this book Stealing Candy by Allison Hobbs is a story of three teenage girlsGianna s parents are recently divorced and it is taking a toll on Gianna Brielle is a single mother with an infant Portia s mother is strung out on drugsBullet is a pimp who will keep his girls in line doing whatever he pleases while I instilling fear inach of themSaleema Sparks provides a place for troubled girls called HEAD UP Unfortunately When Portia one of the girls at the center comes up missing Saleema is determine to find herThe characters was so well written that this book brought so much Not Without a Fight emotions out of meI have never cried or felt like crying over a book until I read this bookThe story line is something that is real in this country child sex traffickingThis was one of the best books I read Stealing Candy is one of those books that really makes you think It is fiction but yetverything about it is all too real Allison Hobbs did a great job depicting what teen prostitution is like in America the America that most of us will never see These poor girls go through horrible abuse being trafficked by a psychotic pimp and he will stop at nothing to keep them working and keep them under his watch This book is raw gritty and graphic Saleema is an amazing character and she really holds the whole book together for me There needed to be that small ray of sunshine to keep Garden Bouquets and Beyond everything going amidst all the darkness Excellent urban read with great writing andditing Strebor Books never disappoints Stealing Candy by Allison Hobbs was riveting suspenseful played with my mind and down right dirty all at the same time Being an Forced teen prostitution in America is on the rise and is being The Unseen Wonder exposed through the media Allison Hobbs offers a provocative look into the lives of three young girls who have been forced into sex slavery by a homicidal pimp and the one woman who risksverything to try and save their lives Stealing Candy by Allison Hobbs is a shocking novel about human sex trafficking Three teenage girls from very different backgrounds have been abducted by a pimp who refers
G this world and The Management Bible everyone in it in black and white you re only helping keep racism alive Even if it s not actually racistverything you say and do that seperates black people and white people does just that it keeps racism going This book gives you a lot to think about it s graphic and very Zu schnell emotional but very heavy materialspecially if you have teen girls totally worth the read I don t know if I was ready for this book because of the deep content Being the mother of a 15 year old daughter I don t think anything could ve prepared me for child abduction which became teen prostitution But like anything Sleepless (Bird of Stone, else I had to put on my big girl panties and learn about a social issue that is not receivingnough media coverage The methods used to deceive these young girls are horrificto say the least Add parents aunts godparents friends and concerned citizens we must ducate tomorrow s future and protect themby any means necessary Tell them why they are not allowed to go on very outing to very concert or attend very party They ll be upset in the beginning but thank you in the Invisible (The Curse of Avalon end Many feel that it doesn t affect them until it s someone in their family or close friend s family This wasvident with the senior members of Portia s community Thankfully they came together before it was too late I applaud allisonhobbsbestsellingauthor for addressing this issue and give it I highly recommend that all mothers of teenage daughters read this book and don t forget to leave a review We must protect our girls I truly Yummy Supper enjoyed this book It got my attention from the first page Allison Hobbs really outdid herself with this novel It was well written and the characters were well developed and colorful This man name Bullet just got out prison and has the bright idea to kidnap a young underage girl for a uick come up After the kidnap this story took me on a drama filledmotional roller coaster ride There was never dull a moment ven with Saleema Did I say I njoyed this book Deep Listening every last page This book will make all mothers want to keep their daughters at home If you want a good drama pageturner read get this one This was one of THE BEST books I have read I recently picked this book up and read it for the 2nd time after almost a year and half ago this time slowly and I definitely read parts that I didn tven remember the first timeThis book is gritty spoken with truth and it describes xactly what is going on today with human trafficked victims This book is very dear to my heart because I am in school to become a social worker so that I can work in this particular field This book has touched my soul. Ember of Head Up goes missing Saleema does not accept that the troubled teen is simply a runaway She is compelled to look for Portia forcing an apathetic community to open their yes and lend a hand in the search for the abducted teen But can she help Portia and the other sex trafficked girls break free from the malicious pimp who has abducted them Determined to save three young lives Saleema risks verything to get the girls out of the pimp’s murderous gras.