Wednesday, July 21, 2010

NEW REVIEW: Allison Hobbs - Stealing Candy

Stealing CandyAllison Hobbs -
Stealing Candy -
Available Now -
5 out of 5 books -

Saleema Sparks has made helping troubled teenage girls her life’s work through her organization called Head Up, but her agency has to close due to financial reasons. Saleema is trying to figure out a way to get her doors back open. Things get complicated when one of the teen girls from Head Up named Portia goes missing. Without any involvement from Portia's family, Saleema tries save Portia all on her own. She may get more than she bargained for when clues to Portia's whereabouts lead to a murderous pimp named Bullet. Bullet has a trio of teen girls that he lured into a horrific world of prostitution. But these girls just want to go back to their normal lives. Will they ever escape Bullet and will Saleema find Portia before it’s too late?

Stealing Candy is an extraordinary novel by Allison Hobbs. Hobbs takes a departure from her erotic stories to delve into a very serious topic: teen sex trafficking. This is a very timely story that needed to be told. Each of the young victims in this story came from a variety of backgrounds. They also were tricked into this tragic lifestyle by very different means. This book should open up a dialogue between parents and their children about sex and about trusting people who may not have their best interests at heart. Hobbs did a good job of creating memorable characters that you will root for. Some of the scenes in this story are so realistic that they will leave you speechless. Although the subject matter is uncomfortable, Hobbs does such a good job with telling this story that it’s actually an entertaining novel. Allison Hobbs has created her best novel to date with Stealing Candy.

Reviewed by Radiah Hubbert of Urban Reviews

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