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Waiting on Wednesday (50) — Trafficked by Kim Purcell

Posted by on August 24, 2011
“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)


Hannah is an ordinary teenager growing up in Moldova until her parents are killed in a terrorist bombing. While she’s still mourning the loss, she gets an offer that sounds too good to be true: a job as a nanny for a Russian family in Los Angeles.

At first, it seems like her luck has finally turned around, but life with the Platonovs quickly spirals into a nightmare. Lillian, the mother, forces Hannah to work sixteen-hour days cleaning, and won’t let her leave the house. Sergey, the father, is full of secrets. And they refuse to pay Hannah.

Stranded in a foreign land with false documents, no money, and nobody who can help her, Hannah has become a modern-day slave. And the more Hannah unravels this family’s terrible secrets, the more her life—and her family back home—are in grave danger. Desperate and lonely, she reaches out to the boy next door. But in the end, the only one who can save Hannah is herself.

This one sounds dark and emotional. Though I’m not sure if I’ll be in tears in the end, I’m certainly excited for it! Trafficked is expected to be released on February 16th, 2012 by Viking Juvenile.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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  1. Wow, this definitely sounds like one of those reads where you have to emotionally prepare yourself beforehand to tackle it. Thanks so much for sharing though Hafsah, I love dark and intense reads:)

  2. Oh, wow! I hadn't heard of this one! But you're right, Trafficked sounds super intense! I think it has the potential to be very powerful and meaningful, though. Great pick! :)

  3. This book sounds so amazing — I can't believe I've never heard of it before! Serious underlying messages in novels are always touching, and I'm definitely going to be picking this one up! :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by! This is an awesome choice for your WOW!

  4. Wow, this sounds like a really intense read. Definitely one that'll have an impact on the reader – love those kind of emotional stories. Looking forward to this!

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