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Review: Anatomy of a Single Girl (Daria Snadowsky)

The Deets:
Audience: YA
Pages: 277
Publisher: January 8th 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385737982
Genre: contemporary
Source: copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review


With Judy Blume-like honesty and insight, this sequel to Anatomy of a Boyfriend is about life after first love--romance, sex, friendship, family, and the ups and downs of life as a single girl.

After everything that happened—my first boyfriend, my first time, my first breakup—jumping back into the dating game seemed like the least healthy thing I could do. It’s not that I didn’t want to fall in love again, since that’s about the best feeling ever. But as a busy college premed still raw from heartbreak, which is the worst feeling ever, I figured I’d lie low for a while. Of course, as soon as I stopped looking for someone, an impossibly amazing—and devastatingly cute—guy came along, and I learned that having a new boyfriend is the quickest way to recover from losing your old on…

Review: Trafficked (Sophie Hayes)

The Deets:
Audience: Older YA+
Pages: 308
Publisher: January 19th 2012 by Harpercollins Publishers            
ISBN: 9780007438884
Genre: nonfiction, memoir
Source: eARC from Netgalley


When Sophie Hayes met Bledi she knew he'd change her life – but she had no idea how much. At first, it was a typical whirlwind romance. But one day Bledi told her that love always comes at a price ...

Bledi tricked Sophie into travelling to Italy, where he forced her to sell her body to help him pay off a debt. Terrified and ashamed, Sophie worked the dangerous Italian streets without rest, seeing as many as 30 clients in a night. She was completely at Bledi′s mercy for food, clothes and shelter. And without money, friends or family, she was trapped.

But Sophie found the strength to keep going, clinging to life by a single thread of hope: that somehow she′d find a way to escape.


I have mixed feelings toward this book.

First and foremost, the content and basis of this horrific story is terrif…