Trafficked: the Diary of a Sex Slave

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My name is Elena and I used to be a human being. Now I am a sex slave.

If you are reading this diary then I am either dead or I have managed to escape...

Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave is a gritty, gripping, and tear-jerking novella, inspired by real victims' accounts and research into the sex trafficking underworld. It's been listed as one of the Top 40 Books About Human Rights by Accredited Online Colleges.

"Hodge took her readers to a ...

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Overview

My name is Elena and I used to be a human being. Now I am a sex slave.

If you are reading this diary then I am either dead or I have managed to escape...

Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave is a gritty, gripping, and tear-jerking novella, inspired by real victims' accounts and research into the sex trafficking underworld. It's been listed as one of the Top 40 Books About Human Rights by Accredited Online Colleges.

"Hodge took her readers to a rare journey that touches and break the hearts all at the same time through the eyes of Elena, the victim to whom the diary belongs. While reading, I could feel the victim's emotions pouring through; her sadness, frustration, anger and fear bundled into a giant seemingly endless burden. Hodge really did a great job in describing everything, no matter how explicit it was." -- The Bornean Bookworm

"Although the subject is a devastating one this story is beautifully written by Hodge. Hodge does a wonderful job, she manages to take you on this gritty journey leaving you breathless at the end. I highly recommend this novel! It is extremely moving, you will not be disappointed." -- Boekie's Book Reviews

"Heart wrenching and well written" -- Can't Put It Down

"This story is utterly heartbreaking. Some of the things that happen to Elena are truly horrific but somehow she never quite loses hope that she will be reunited with her daughter again. Being written in diary form I could see her in my head and I truly felt the things she was going through. I am not ashamed to admit I was in tears in places." -- Wistful Kimmie's Book Reviews

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  • ISBN-13: 9781468149548
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/30/2011
  • Pages: 94
  • Sales rank: 452,385
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.23 (d)

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  • Posted November 30, 2011

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    Very Highly Recommended

    Elena is a twenty two year old widow with a four year old daughter,that are trying to make it in the world. Her best friend tells her of a job in Italy that pays well, when Elena decides to take it and leave for Italy, she is hit with a hard terror, after being blindfolded and drugged,she realises she is now a sex slave. Being raped and beaten by her owners and by the men who pay for her, she feels completely dead inside. When a failed escape gets her bought by another man, she tries to gain his trust, and after her initiation into the "Millionaires" club, she has some hope that one of the men will help her find her daughter and get her away from this life.

    This is a story that really grabs you and hits you with reality. Sex Slavery and Trafficking is such a horrible crime, yet it is going on everyday and I hope this story will bring more attention to it and make others aware of this awful reality.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 12, 2011

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    Very moving....

    This story is so sad. Sibel writes a story so packed with emotion and the trauma sex slavery causes. I cried through out this story. She raises awareness on how you can't trust others at face value, to be careful and take a look at something that seems to good to be true..because in most cases, it is. Snatched from home, Elena endures some one the worst abuse imaginable. Beat on a daily basis, rape hourly, belittled and threaten at every turn, life is a nightmare. Forced to endure her captures abuse, she must play their game in order to save her mother and daughter. One slip-up, and they are gone. How much, is too much? This story shows a woman's struggle to hang on, to fight and survive, to live. This was a gripping story, filled with emotion. This book is not for the faint-hearted. It'll make you cry, it will piss you off and it will make you want to get even. What I loved about this book, Elena endures so much and she came out stronger than ever, happy, with her daughter in her arms.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 4, 2011

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    a great novella

    Heart wrenching and well written, Sibel Hodge's novella is a eye opener to a hush hush problem plaguing our world. My heart was breaking for Elena, and also for her mother and daughter. Kidnapped and then sold into the sex trade business was not the life Elena had wanted for herself but she knew she had to be strong for her mother and daughter, who had no idea this had happened to her. With the threat that these "monsters" would kill her family is she didn't do as she was told, Elena must succumb to being raped and beaten. Dreams of her daughter seem to be the only thing getting her past each day and night.
    Day by day Elena keeps hoping that this nightmare will end and she can hold her daughter in her arms again until a recently widowed client only looking for someone to hold becomes Elena's savior and rescuer.
    Although this novella is fiction, it is happening right now somewhere. Quite frankly, as the step-mother to three girls, it scares the crap out of me. What is more frightening is the fact that some of the brothel's clients, men in 'power' positions, turn a blind eye to what is happening.
    A wonderfully written short story that will grip your heart and make you hug your daughter's just a little tighter.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2014

    This is FICTION. Not a true story.

    This is from the author's notes at the end of the book. "I normally write chick lit books, so this novella is something very different for me, but it's a story that needs to be told." "About 5 years ago I watched a miniseries about girls from eastern europe who'd been trafficked..." "That got me thinking, and I started researching other victim's stories online..." "I really wanted to do something to raise awareness into the subject and Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave was born..." "Although the book is fictional, it's inspired by these victim's stories, and is a very sad global reality..." "I wanted Trafficked to be gritty, hard hitting, and tear jerking. And I wanted it to make people really stop and think about this subject. I chose to write it in the form of a diary so the reader feels every emotion - the fear, beatings, horror, desperation, hope, and faith. I wanted you to experience the ordeal through the eyes of all the Elenas out there." I found all the stories the author writes about in the book online by "supposedly" trafficked girls. Save your money & buy a book that is true with real experiences by real victims. Support the actual girls who have been trafficked by purchasing their books & not a novelist. You can also read the stories online like the author did. In addition the author possesses a poorly written style. You can tell within the first few pages that she writes like poor pulp fiction. It's for people who want a book that is an easy read instead of intelligent reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    Best and thrilling

    So good tto think these things happen in real life

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  • Posted October 28, 2011

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    Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave is the fictional account of a young woman who is kidnapped and sold to a brothel as a sex slave. The book starts with day one of her ordeal.
    It is, as promised, gritty and gripping. The author does a good job of building a picture of what the main character is going through without being graphic. She provides vivid details of the surroundings and the injuries that the main character endures while using blunt words such as "rape" to paint the picture of what is happening to her, without having to say exactly what it is. It makes for a difficult read, but one that allows the reader to still continue turning page after difficult page.
    One thing that is quite unusual about the book, however, is the lack of a well-developed character. The reader does not even find out the woman's name until almost half-way through the book. Don't misunderstand-the reader is still able to feel sorry for the young woman and feel hope and many other emotions for her. However-perhaps due to the fact that the character is dealing with a loss of self-there is only one thing that we know about the main character: she is a mother who loves and misses her young daughter very much.
    This book is a quick read; a true page turner, despite its heavy subject matter. It would be a good book for anyone who is unafraid to face the worst of humanity in order to discover the strengths of humanity. This is one main character who never leaves hope, and that is a truly inspiring thing.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 19, 2011

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    Extremely moving & powerful!

    Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave is a powerful novella that will move you. Sibel Hodge does a fantastic job expressing the raw emotions over the events that transpire through out the story. Trafficked will ignite a fire inside you. Elena takes you through her journey as a trafficked sex slave from her small village. Although the subject is a devastating one this story is beautifully written by Hodge. Hodge does a wonderful job, she manages to take you on this gritty journey leaving you breathless at the end. I highly recommend this novel! It is extremely moving, you will not be disappointed. Help raise awareness and read Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave by Sibel Hodge.

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  • Posted September 15, 2011

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    Horrific subject, raw and painful reading but a must read

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