My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wendi Wise is every teenage girl in the country. She just wants to have fun with her friends, hang out at the mall and meet boys. But at the tender age of 13, her mother has her on a very short leash.
If you are a female or the mother of a teenage girl, you should read this book. This isn’t some dark fantasy book, this is real life and happens every day of the week somewhere. Our worst fear as a parent is that our child will be taken from us by some twisted pervert the minute we let our guard down.
Wendi and her best friend have thought of a way to sneak some time in with a couple of cute boys at the skating rink. And it is a decision that will have dire consequences for them all.
Kidnapped and drugged she is helpless against the adults who have done this to her until one day, they release her. With the threat of being killed along with her entire family, Wendi decides it is time to leave town.
While she struggles with the trauma that was done to her, she also becomes addicted to drugs. Self medication. After many stints in re-hab, she is finally clean and sober and is ready to go back to Flocksdale and take down everyone involved in taking her life and family away.
This book was sometimes difficult to read as it is honest and raw and real. Our hearts break for Wendi and cheer when she does what needs to be done.
Sometimes we don’t want to face the evil in the world. It is too painful and in some part of our brain we think this can’t happen in our town, in our home, but Ms. Lynch shows us that not only can it happen but it does and is happening right now.all over the world.
To the people who say ” Oh, I can’t read about children being abused, I say Oh yes you can and more importantly you must!
It’s up to all of us to try and prevent our daughters and sons from being prey.
I can’t wait to get to the next book!