By Ellen Hopkins
“When all selection is taken from you, lifestyles turns into a online game of survival.”
Five kids from diversified elements of the rustic. 3 women. men. 4 instantly. One homosexual. a few wealthy. a few terrible. a few from nice households. a few with out one in any respect. All dwelling their lives as top they could, yet all looking . . . for freedom, protection, group, relatives, love. What they don’t count on, although, is all that could ensue whilst these strong little phrases, “I love you,” are stated for all of the unsuitable purposes. those are 5 relocating tales that stay separate before everything, then weave jointly to inform a bigger, extra strong story–a tale approximately making offerings, taking leaps of religion, falling down, and starting to be up. And knowing what intercourse and love are all approximately.
TRICKS is knowledgeable and encouraged by way of dwelling close to Las Vegas–a immense youngster prostitution scene–and by means of the truth that youngster prostitution isn't solely the results of childrens working clear of abuse. youngsters from “better” households are promoting themselves for hefty sums on the way to finance addictions or perhaps simply to purchase jewellery or garments. often times, mom and dad prostitute their little ones for a similar cause. So what occurs to the children who're asking themselves, and asking us, “Can I ever think okay approximately myself?”
Highly charged, methods is a gripping event that turns you on and repels you whilst.
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