Reviewed By: Siobhán
Format: e-Arc
Pages: 208
Published: 10th March 2015
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Source: Edelweiss
Genre: YA, Realistic Fiction
Shelfability: Acquire
 
Description:
What do you do if you're in trouble?
 
When Michelle runs away from her drug-addicted mother, she has just enough money to make it to New York City, where she hopes to move in with a friend. But once she arrives at the bustling Port Authority, she is confronted with the terrifying truth: she is alone and out of options.
 
Then she meets Devon, a good-looking, well-dressed guy who emerges from the crowd armed with a kind smile, a place for her to stay, and eyes that seem to understand exactly how she feels.
 
But Devon is not what he seems to be, and soon Michelle finds herself engulfed in the world of child prostitution where he becomes her “Daddy” and she his “Little Peach.” It is a world of impossible choices, where the line between love and abuse, captor and saviour, is blurred beyond recognition.
 
This hauntingly vivid story illustrates the human spirit’s indomitable search for home, and one girl’s struggle to survive.
This is a case where I am 100% guilty of wanting to read this mainly because I seen a pretty cover! It wasn't until I read the blurb I realised that while the cover may be pretty, the story itself is pretty damn dark and scary. Not horror story scary but scary because this is actually happening in the world!