The Slave Across the Street: The True Story of How an American Teen Survived the World of Human Trafficking

The Slave Across the Street The True Story of How an American Teen Survived the World of Human Trafficking The memoir of a woman tricked and trapped into sexual slavery as a young teenager

  • Title: The Slave Across the Street: The True Story of How an American Teen Survived the World of Human Trafficking
  • Author: Theresa Flores
  • ISBN: 9780982328682
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Paperback
  • The memoir of a woman, tricked and trapped into sexual slavery as a young teenager.
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    • Kassie Keeney says:

      Yea.I couldn't even finish this book. FIRST, let me clear that this is nothing personal against her story. What happened to her was terrifying and horrible. My thoughts and review are on her BOOK - how she told her story. I do not think the story was told well. There was lots of repetition - I felt like I read the line "tears of [insert emotion] were running down my face" at least every other chapter. Also, a little over half way through, right after they moved, I felt that it all got a littlek, [...]

    • Othón León says:

      God only knows why is that some people have to face ordeals like the one Theresa L. Flores came upon when she was only 15 years old. Some years ago, I left my young daughters (10 and 12 y/o) at a Vegas' mall for 5, 10 minutes (big mistake!) seating in the middle of the hall, in front of the Macy's entrance, among all the high class, suburban families shopping there (what could go wrong? right?) while I was going to pick up some purchases; when I came back, they told me about a couple of very str [...]

    • Charlotte says:

      This book had a lot of potential - what a very interesting and relatively unknown topic to delve into and to try to inform people about. Unfortunately, the book is very poorly-written. It lacks proper transitions, which sometimes makes it hard to follow. There are times when the story does not go in chronological order, and it's like the author expects you to read her mind to figure out where she is in the span of time. It is also mostly written in cliches. I don't know how many times the author [...]

    • Steven says:

      This is not the sort of book you expect to "enjoy" exactly. But I liked it well enough. It starts very slowly as the horrible tale of the author's suffering is book-ended by essays explaining her actions and defending herself and her parents. I thought much of that was not necessary, at least not for me. The narrative itself shows that she was defrauded, coerced, and completely overwhelmed by the lies and manipulation of the Chaldean criminal organization in Detroit. Regardless of how another wo [...]

    • Recynd says:

      I downloaded this "book" on a whim. I couldn't have paid more than $3.99 for it (Lord, I hope not), but it's still $3.99 too much.Immediately, I was struck by how poorly it was written. It took two people to put this together? Really? One person to dictate and one to type? But whatever, I thought, it's about kidnapping and white slavery, I can cut some slack. I got about a third of the way through when it started to dawn on me that this story is B.S. I read some more. More B.S but now it was jus [...]

    • Jecca says:

      I feel that I cannot give this book a rating because of the type of book it is. I also don't feel it proper to give it much of a review. The problem that it addresses is an important one and I think anyone who brings awareness to that deserves credit for their courage and understanding. The book reads very much like a journal and is a bit scattered (making it hard to figure out where in time you are). It is obvious that the author is not a writer and technically speaking it was not really what I [...]

    • Linda says:

      Perhaps because the author spent so much time emphasizing that doubt of this story is a form of re-victimization I feel the need to start this review with I do not doubt the veracity of the story. Nor do I doubt that Theresa felt she had no options. Nor do I doubt that this type of thing happens more often than we might believe in the United States. All that said, I can only give the book two stars. It was a quick and easy read, not due to the content but the simplisitc writing style. Perhaps th [...]

    • Nicki says:

      When I got sent this download as part of the christianaudio Reviewer’s Program I really didn’t want to listen to it, as I don’t like anything like this. I pushed myself though and I’m very glad I did. It is a true story about human trafficking in the United States during the 1980s, so there is distressing content. However, it has been written and narrated in such a sensitive way that I didn’t want to turn it off at times. I wanted to find out what happened. I really liked the narrator' [...]

    • Candace says:

      Flores writes of a tough issue to read let alone listen to, but a subject which I believe is the public's duty to be aware of. Florida is considered a hub for human trafficking. We have billboards along our highways advertising hotline numbers to call if you are a victim or suspect someone is a victim of human trafficking. Flores stepping forward is both brave and bold. National Human Trafficking Resource Center Toll-Free Hotline1-888-3737-888Florida Abuse Hotline1-800-96-ABUSE

    • Jennifer says:

      Something about this book just doesn't ring true. Very reminiscent of Go Ask Alice.

    • Bella Leroux says:

      Theresa Flores grew up as an All-American girl in an upper-middle class family. But when her father’s job moved her family to an neighborhood of Detroit, she lost her virginity and became a victim of human trafficking. Writing The Slave Across The Street expresses her teenage years, as gruesome and hateful. The only thing that got her through it she believed was hope.The nightmare started when Theresa was 15, and a kid in her grade offered her a ride home. Since she had a crush on the boy she [...]

    • Bojak says:

      There are so many holes, inaccuracies  and contradictions in this story. Her family and home life are all over the map. Daddy is a high executive, but she wears ragged clothes. She's pretty enough to be a fashion model but they can't afford a portfolio. Bouncing back and forth between mansion and trailer park mentality puts a big dent in the credility factor."Slave" implies that she was separated from family and friends and kept against her will. Imprisoned somehow, not allowed to live with her [...]

    • Stephanie says:

      If there is one thing about which I am incredibly passionate as a community volunteer it is dealing with domestic sex trade in the US. Living in Atlanta with one of the largest underage sex trade industries in the country, I am frequently reminded how prevalent Flores' story really is.I've had this book on my to read list for a bit, and it finally went on sale for my Nook. Flores' story is painful and very raw. She was a high school girl who had a crush on a boy, and from that crush her entire w [...]

    • Tamara says:

      Let me start off by saying that this book hit close to home for me because Birmingham, MI is so close to my own home town and because I grew up hanging out with a crowd made up of a majority of Chaldeans. I am American, but from a young age most of my friends were Chaldean, and I can relate to some of the book references about their ethnicity. Thankfully, I have nothing but good memories from my childhood and teenage years with these friends and their families.Now, onto the book, it’s heartbre [...]

    • Kate says:

      This was an incredibly disturbing read - it is the true story of how a 15 year old girl fell prey to human trafficking in the sex trade. Theresa Flores did not meet the preconceived idea of a victim of human trafficking - she was not poor, she was not a runaway, her parents were not drug addicts nor did they abuse her and she did not live in a third world country. So how did a 15 year old all American girl who ran track, who came from a good home, had good parents and lived in the suburbs of a w [...]

    • Helen Sitko says:

      After reading other reviews, I felt a little bit better about saying my own. Firstly, the writing is horrible. The only reason I was able to finish the book was because I kept reminding myself that the woman wasn't an author.Okay, so now on to things that just angered me. I am able to believe that there is truth to this story since sex trafficking is real. That being said, I am super annoyed by the events that led up to the pictures being taken. Too many mistakes were made right after the other. [...]

    • James Turpin says:

      Trigger warning: Many triggers

    • Susie says:

      I rated this four stars for bringing a story like this to light. I was aware of human trafficking, but didn't realize how easy it is for perpetrators to sway innocent young minds.

    • Linsy Carson says:

      This was such and amazing book! I got the honor to meet the author and she is beyond brave and strong. I think everyone should have to read this book to understand how real human slavery really is! This is a compelling story that will leave you mind racing.

    • J says:

      I heard Theresa speak last year and put this book on my "to read" list. However, I kept putting it off because it isn't exactly a fun read It was a quick read. The main story is told in the first 122 pages and is followed by about 50 pages of additional information and resources. I had to force myself to read until about page 40. By page 50, I was hooked and wanted to see how things unfolded.I rated this book high because I think it is a good tool for opening eyes to the evil in the world. I mea [...]

    • Amy says:

      I give this book a 5 stars because i think it is an important addition to the conceptualization of what it means to be involved in America's slave industry. Obviously i cannot give it 5 stars based on the content. And I also wouldnt give it 5 stars based on the writing. While i do strongly believe that this book would be important in the hands of all school resource officers, guidance counselor, nurse or administrator throughout the country, there were some structural issues that really made it [...]

    • Natalie says:

      The Slave Across the Street has left me with mixed emotions. I think it's a very good thing that we as a people are becoming more aware of human trafficking in our modern world. To realize that it happens here in the United States and not just somewhere else is frightening, but true. This story is not a light read, but serious, gruesome, chilling and heart-wrenching. And here is where I say, but I have read a decent amount of memoirs and have never doubted the truthfulness of a single one until [...]

    • Honeybee says:

      Within the past year, I have heard a lot about human trafficking--it seems to be the hottest issue since the civil rights movement. Although for years I have known it existed in many third world countries and had heard of teen runaways being lured into prostitution, I never imagined a scenario like what Mrs. Flores describes in her book.Not quite sixteen years old, trying to fit in at a new school and attracted to a handsome, exotic young man from another culture, Theresa was unwittingly tricked [...]

    • Sue says:

      If you're a parent or interact with children in any way, you should read this book, hard as it might be. This woman graduated from the same high school I did, 4 years before I did. Like her, I was a new girl, having moved here the end of my freshman year, so I relate very strongly to that part of her story. Very few people made it easy for me to fit in and feel welcome. This story makes me even more grateful to the ones who did accept and befriend me because both my sister and I were classic tar [...]

    • Jennifer Lucking says:

      I had the privilege of listening to Theresa Flores speak this past week. Her story is so important for people to read to understand how domestic sex trafficking can operate within North America. Though Theresa Flores is American, so many elements of her story are similar to some of the Canadian victims of domestic sex trafficking. There are multiple grammar and spelling errors throughout the book, and I tend to be distracted by things like this. Theresa Flores has described this book as a proces [...]

    • Lori says:

      I listened to this book on tape because this issue is very important to me. With 27 million people being trafficked against their will every year, it is the crucial issue of our generation. For anyone who thinks this is only happening to Asian girls, or in foreign countries, or only to girls made vulnerable by poverty or broken homes, think again. This is a true story of a blonde blue-eyed teenager from a two parent affluent suburban home who was coerced into the sex slavery ring of a powerful e [...]

    • Lisa Nienhaus says:

      This book is a true story about one woman's experience with sex trafficking. It was recommended to me as a parent that I should read it. The story made me want to throw up at times, it was very difficult to read. But I do feel more enlightened as to the subject matter. It's hard to believe this is happening the in states. I could probably give the book a higher rating, but because of the subject matter, I feel odd doing so. It read easily and quickly, just a very difficult subject to read about. [...]

    • Sarah says:

      While the writing was awkward and mediocre, the topic was very compelling. I was disgusted by the behavior of the abusers--I felt myself getting angrier with each additional act of sexual violence upon the author. And most upsetting to me--these teenagers and men were never caught or punished for their heinous crimes. The author was only a vessel for their debauched pleasure; an object to be used, mocked, and humiliated. A sad read, but a necessary one, if we are to ever stop such horrible pract [...]

    • Megrandel says:

      I read this book in about four hours. I was left with many questions, as are many critics of the book.Some of my initial questions were: Why didn't she tell someone? Why didn't she just not do it? Is this really an example of "human trafficking"? However, as I think further about it, I feel bad about asking these questions, as I can't imagine what she went through and what I would do if I was in the situation. She is a very brave woman for telling her story.

    • Donna Huber says:

      This story opened my eyes even more to the prevalence of sexual exploitation in our country. If there's a child in your life, whether your own or they live in your neighborhood, every adult needs to read this book. Read my full review at Girl Who Reads.

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