Not even sure when I finished it. Hate it when I forget to update my goodreads shelf. Especially because it has been more than a week and my brains are not working as they should be, with remembering Sophie Hayes was in her early twenties when she was forced into prostitution in Italy.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Trafficked by Sophie Hayes. Trafficked by Sophie Hayes. When Sophie Hayes met Bledi she knew he'd change her life — but she had no idea how much.
At first, it was a typical whirlwind romance. But one day Bledi told her that love always comes at a price Bledi tricked Sophie into travelling to Italy, where he forced her to sell her body to help him pay off a debt. Terrified and ashamed, Sophie worked the dangerous Italian stre When Sophie Hayes met Bledi she knew he'd change her life — but she had no idea how much.
Terrified and ashamed, Sophie worked the dangerous Italian streets without rest, seeing as many as 30 clients in a night. And without money, friends or family, she was trapped. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published January 19th by Harpercollins Publishers. More Details Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Trafficked , please sign up. Christa Smith It contains some very graphic details of real-life happenings sex, violence, harsh language , but also because it's a true story and such tragic thin …more It contains some very graphic details of real-life happenings sex, violence, harsh language , but also because it's a true story and such tragic things happen every day even to girls as young as 12 I think it could teach teens and young adults extremely valuable lessons.
See 2 questions about Trafficked…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Trafficked. Jan 26, Sibel Hodge rated it it was amazing. Last year I wrote Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave to try and raise awareness about trafficking so after my research for it I was expecting a lot of the horrific ordeal that Sophie describes in her book, but many others will not be.
The truly scary thing is that trafficking is a huge global problem, and yet many people aren't aware of it, or they often assume that it happens just to people from poor countries. Sophie's story shows this isn't the case. She is an educated British woman who, li Last year I wrote Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave to try and raise awareness about trafficking so after my research for it I was expecting a lot of the horrific ordeal that Sophie describes in her book, but many others will not be.
She is an educated British woman who, like a lot of us, had emotional baggage that made her more vulnerable.
She put her trust in the wrong person. A mistake that was a tragedy for her and could've cost her life. It proves that a normal person who accidentally slips up could be in the same situation. It could happen to you, or your daughter, or your sister, or your wife. In fact, it's going on under your nose right now. That woman working on a street corner or in a sauna or massage parlour that you see every day could be trafficked.
Together, we can all do something to raise awareness. This subject is hardly ever in the media so I applaud Sophie for having the strength and courage to share her story, and break the common misconceptions that surround trafficking. Victims hardly ever speak out because they're threatened that their families will be killed.
Often they cannot escape because they are brainwashed into believing their captors and they don't know who to trust. Their lives are a living hell. You will cry while reading Sophie's heart-breaking story, and you will feel disgusted, sick, and angry, but it's a story that needs to be read.
No one should have to go through this, and I hope this book and the work she's doing with Stop the Traffik will aid her healing process. She's a truly courageous and inspiring woman. View 1 comment. Jul 19, Stacia the club rated it liked it Shelves: non-fiction , dark-or-taboo. It's easy to dismiss girls who work on the streets as deadbeats or drug addicts without ever thinking about why they're working as prostitutes.
And the truth is that many of them have been trafficked and they work long, exhausting, miserable, soul-destroying hours for men who are cruel and violent. They're constantly afraid, not just because of what might be done to them if they don't do what they're told, but also because of the very real threats that are made against their families and It's easy to dismiss girls who work on the streets as deadbeats or drug addicts without ever thinking about why they're working as prostitutes.
They're constantly afraid, not just because of what might be done to them if they don't do what they're told, but also because of the very real threats that are made against their families and the people they love.
What kind of person does that to another human being? This is Sophie's story - the story of a young woman who was blackmailed into being a sex slave out of fear that her family would be harmed.
Sophie's story is not as rare as you might think. Sex trafficking happens every day, all over the world. Even in the most privileged of countries. Imagine meeting a man and becoming friends with him. For years you build a slow friendship with this person as he becomes a mentor and confidante.
This man is nothing but kind, caring and gentle with you. He's there to be a shoulder for you to cry on as you struggle with family, work and relationship problems. Over the years, he comes to know you inside and out, maybe even better than you know yourself sometimes. Then one day, it all shatters. Your "friend" becomes your worst nightmare as he rips you away from your home, your country and your life in order to place you on the streets of Italy as a sex slave. Trapped out of fear for your loved one's lives, you bear through the torturous hell of servicing up to 20 men a day, in order to keep your family alive back home.
I can't begin to imagine how any person would recover from this. As of right now, I don't know how much Sophie has recovered. After witnessing her fight through being battered, raped, and brainwashed, I honestly am not sure if she will ever be normal again.
Part of me almost wishes that this book had been written several years in the future. I want to know more about the "after. I want to know what happens next. Side note : I am only going 3. This book was an easy format to read but there was something missing for me in the narrative which made it hard for me to get enthusiastic about the writing style.
Make no mistake though - this is a book worth reading. Stories like this remind us all why we should be thankful. The note from Sophie's mom at the end was especially hard to read. As a mother, I pray that my children never have to suffer any sort of hardship like this. This book shows that there are organizations out there trying to put a stop to sex trafficking. Sophie herself is working with www. In fact, it was the most amazing feeling I've ever had, to know that, thousands of miles away in a world I can only imagine, my story might help to keep other girls safe.
View all 10 comments. Mar 09, James rated it did not like it. When i picked up this book i expected to read a harrowing story, i imagined a girl who had been kidnapped and taken off to a place like Africa, Congo, or in the remote areas of Russia, a girl who was tied to a bed, in a locked room and forced to have sex with various guys, a girl with no chance to call for HELP, a girl that was forced to do such acts, a 'VICTIM'.
The so called ''victim'' in this book Sophie Hayes was not taken to a remote place like Congo, she was not locked in a room or tied to a bed. She had MANY dealings with the police in fact she even had SEX with the police and admitted sex with one particular police office was the only time it was ''more than just sex'' yet never in ALL her dealings with the police in 6 months did she bother to tell them her real name or to ask them to call the U.
K Embassy. She was left alone for a whole WEEK in France while the guy who ''forced'' her into this went to Holland, again she did not call any police or the embassy she did not run away, she simply went onto the street and did 30 guys a night of her own free will.
And the truth is that many of them have been trafficked and they work long, exhausting, miserable, soul-destroying hours for men who are cruel and violent. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery and a grave violation of human rights. Article no. Trafficked is the terrifying true story of Sophie Hayes , a young, educated, British woman forced into sex trade by a man she loved and trusted. Sophie was only eighteen when she met her abductor.
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Trafficked : The Terrifying True Story of a British Girl Forced into the Sex Trade
He'd been her friend for years. He said he loved her. Then she realised she didn't know him at all When everything seemed to be falling apart in Sophie's life, she was thankful for her friend Kas, who was always at the end of a phone, ready to listen and to offer comfort and advice. Her father's cold dislike of her and then her parents' divorce had left her with a deep distrust of men.