Book Reviews of Dirty Work

Dirty Work
Dirty Work
Author: Julia Bell
ISBN-13: 9780802797414
ISBN-10: 0802797415
Publication Date: 12/26/2007
Pages: 192
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
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5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Hardcover
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Reviewed by The Compulsive Reader for TeensReadToo.com

Hope never thinks anything interesting will happen in her life. She seems to be on the fast track to nowhere, and her parents despair of ever understanding her.

She is jolted out of her quiet and idyllic life when she encounters Oksana, a Russian girl who has been sold as a sex slave. Hope's tentative friendship with Oksana leads to her own kidnapping by the owner Oksana is running from. These girls have only each other, and they will have to overcome their bitterness and prejudice and work together to escape from their captors.

But will it be too late?

DIRTY WORK is a riveting and captivating read. The pages go by quickly, and Ms. Bell keenly builds suspense throughout the entire book by interspersing flashbacks of Oksana's past in between telling the two girls' predicament. Without being inappropriate or too mature for teens, DIRTY WORK easily conveys the horrors of human trafficking and how very easy it is to get caught up in it.

This terrifying, entrancing novel will certainly grab your attention, and won't let go until long after the book is finished.
reviewed Dirty Work on + 7145 more book reviews
Reviewed by The Compulsive Reader for TeensReadToo.com

Hope never thinks anything interesting will happen in her life. She seems to be on the fast track to nowhere, and her parents despair of ever understanding her.

She is jolted out of her quiet and idyllic life when she encounters Oksana, a Russian girl who has been sold as a sex slave. Hope's tentative friendship with Oksana leads to her own kidnapping by the owner Oksana is running from. These girls have only each other, and they will have to overcome their bitterness and prejudice and work together to escape from their captors.

But will it be too late?

DIRTY WORK is a riveting and captivating read. The pages go by quickly, and Ms. Bell keenly builds suspense throughout the entire book by interspersing flashbacks of Oksana's past in between telling the two girls' predicament. Without being inappropriate or too mature for teens, DIRTY WORK easily conveys the horrors of human trafficking and how very easy it is to get caught up in it.

This terrifying, entrancing novel will certainly grab your attention, and won't let go until long after the book is finished.