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While more and more people each day become aware of the dangerous world of human trafficking, most people in the U.S. still believe this is something that happens to foreign women, men and children--not something that happens to their own.

In this powerful true story, Theresa Flores shares how her life as an All-American, green-eyed, blond-haired 15-year-old teenager who could have been your neighbor was enslaved into the dangerous world of sex trafficking while living in an upper-middle class suburb of Detroit. Her story peels the cover off of this horrific criminal activity and gives dedicated activists as well as casual bystanders a glimpse into the underbelly of trafficking. And it all happened while living at home without her parents ever knowing about it. Involuntarily involved in a large underground criminal ring, Ms. Flores endured more as a child than most adults will ever face their entire lives.

In this book, Ms. Flores discusses how she healed the wounds of sexual servitude and offers advice to parents and professionals on preventing this from occurring again, educating and presenting significant facts on human trafficking in modern day American.

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    The slave across the street

    Every parent should read this book. Become aware of the happenings of your children, to prevent this story happening to your family. Its very graphic, and the trama of the story is embedded in your mind. A page turner, but also a hesiation to read on as its al consuming.

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    Very eye opening

    What a tragic story. I totally believe Theresa and admire her courage for speaking out for victims, bless you in your work.

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    The slave across the

    I believe Theresa's story 100%. But the writing style could have been better. I hope she finds peace in her life.

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    Very slow

    The writer had way too many references and not much of a story. I kept hoping it would get better so I continued to read to the end. I would not recommend this book.

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    Slave next door

    A must read for every parent, if this girl was so easily manipulated in the 80s just imagine how much easier it is now with social media and a cell phone camera in every pocket.

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