By Kim Purcell
(Viking Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780670012800, 400pp.)
Publication Date: February 16, 2012
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A gripping thriller, ripped from the headlines!
Hannah believes she's being brought from Moldova to Los Angeles to become a nanny for a Russian family. But her American dream quickly spirals into a nightmare. The Platonovs force Hannah to work sixteen-hour days, won't let her leave the house, and seem to have a lot of secrets - from Hannah and from each other. Stranded in a foreign land with false documents, no money, and nobody who can help her, Hannah must find a way to save herself from her new status as a modern-day slave or risk losing the one thing she has left: her life.
Kim Purcell is a novelist, journalist, and teacher. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two daughters.
Praise for Trafficked by Kim Purcell:
"... chillingly credible and unflinchingly revealed ... Hannah herself, compelling and believable, keeps readers focused on her plight and that of other de facto slaves worldwide." —Kirkus
"Many reluctant readers won't be able to put down this riveting novel ... The characters ring true and as the plot reaches a crisis point, readers will be drawn in by the suspense of Hannah's captivity." —School Library Journal
"Purcell's well-researched look into human trafficking has the slow pull of a dawning nightmare ... Gritty, realistic, and eye-opening." —Booklist
"An eye-opening debut novel about modern-day slavery in America." —Horn Book