A Way To Spend Our Time
We all have
our own preconceived ideas on the topic. We're satisfied, for the most part, to think that such goings-on only occur
in locations that are relatively exotic from the places where we live our lives and to people who are probably so desperate
to improve their meager lots, they'll do anything to give themselves a chance to get ahead. In fact, so secure are we
in our convictions that whenever it is brought up, we quickly dismiss the issue from our minds altogether so we may continue
with the blissful routine of our everyday lives.
But when the innocence of a young victim's voice succeeds in finding its way through the
clutter of our complacency so that it may reside foremost in our conscious minds for a while, we suddenly find ourselves with
a personal connection to this child. Immediately, we become shocked and appalled and intensely involved to the point
where we expect justice to be done and the young victim returned to whole. "How could something like this happen,"
we shriek as we fail to realize that all of us, to a certain degree, are responsible for the child's anguish. For after
all, if a problem is ignored, doesn't it just naturally get worse? Soon, the terms "human trafficking" or
"sex slave" become concepts that we are willing once again to dwell upon for as much as ten minutes, if not a day
or two, particularly if we find the details of the case under scrutiny to be unusually galling.
So now that your attention
is focused, you need to understand that young people are being abused sexually all the time in places that are right down
the street from where we live. In other words, it's all around us and in one form or another, involves kids you are likely
seeing everyday. Each of the books displayed on this site have been inspired by real events and offer that youthful
cry for the adult world to pay attention and to find a way to stop such exploitations of their lives from ever happening in
the first place. So don't turn away. Don't return to your complacency just yet. These are truly gripping
stories. Read these books and once you've finished, you'll be amazed at just how much more savvy you will have become.
After all, if knowledge is power then these three books are the first step toward the goal of putting an end to this time
old scourge in our society. Besides, what can be wrong about becoming inspired over something so important?