Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners . To take part, simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Be sure to check out Lauren’s blog and link back to add your own links!
Today the book I’m going to show off is: Suburban Dangers by Megan Whitson Lee
Suburban Dangers by Megan Whitson Lee
Sixteen-year-old Kaki Jones is a straight-A student, runs on the cross-country track team and exemplifies the all-around great teenager. Her younger brother Brandon is the opposite. He parties, fights at school, has photos of naked girls on his cell phone and is in trouble with the police. But Kaki is the one who harbors a dark secret. Her life has changed ever since she met the cool girl, Sydney Diaz. Now Kaki is a sophomore by day and a commodity sold at the hands of gang members by night. She is now controlled by threats of violence against those she loves. This is the story of what happens when parents look the other way, when a stranger offers more affection than a father and when God’s deliverance is the only answer.
I came across this book a few months ago and I have wanted to read it since then. However, I’m almost frightened as it looks like an incredibly emotional read. But it sounds like it deals with some very important issues. Human trafficking, modern slavery. I’ve watched some documentaries recently that discuss these issues and it’s absolutely terrifying. Students trafficked while still in High School, some of them still living at home. Threatened into keeping silent.
I really think this could be an important read. I am very interested in seeing how the author has handled this sensitive subject matter.