I was aware of the ring that operated in Rochdale, but never expected it in Oxford as Lara says people imagine the spires and seats of education rather than the grimy crack houses This type of crime the grooming and trafficking of our young is getting too commonplace It cannot have been easy for Lara to relive both her formative years and her years from when the paedophile ring got their clutches into her I ask myself why do I read such books of torment and and if just one book like this helps identify the signs and save others then it isn t in vain These children deserve a voice and deserve justice I wish you every happiness in the future Lara. Good bookOpen our eyes to abuse tat no child or adult should face Glad these men got wat they all deserved Some people are sickening Good book, a very honest and heartfelt book Not normally the sort of book I would read but I m glad I read this and stepped out to see the world in which she grew up in Made me cry so many times and it s so harrowing but what a brave and inspirational character she is. This book is a heartbreaking story about a young girl who grows up poor and neglected, and gets lured in to child trafficking We all think of trafficking as something that doesn t happen in our own country, or something where children are shipped off to another country, but it can happen domestically Although this book is based in England, this could, and does, happen anywhere And it happens while Lara is living with a loving adoptive mother Kudos to Lara for sharing her story such a brave thing to do and it makes for a good read. At The Vulnerable Age Of , Lara McDonnell Was Picked Out By A Gang Of Men Who Befriended Her, Showered Her With Attention And Gained Her Trust Manipulated And Groomed, Her Life Quickly Spiralled Out Of Control As The Men Trafficked Her Around The Country, Deliberately Keeping Her Compliant With Drink And Drugs Deeply Disturbed, And Frightened About What The Gang Would Do To Her If She Tried To Break Free, It Would Take Over Years For Lara To Find The Strength To Fight Back, Flee Oxford And Escape Her NightmareThis Is Her Heartbreaking Story Not the sort of thing I would normally pick but I read this book for work, to help better understand the complexities from a victim of CSE s point of view Well written without sensationalising the terrible experience Certainly helped with understanding the failures of professionals and also recognise the behaviour and emotional impact CSE has on those affected Lara is very brave in her telling of her experience and I wish her the very best for her future. brought up in a violent and dysfunctional family Lara is eventually rescued then sent to a number of unsuitable foster homes eventually she is adopted by a woman who cares deeply for her at first things seem fine then Lara gets sucked into a gang who are basically paedophiles and exploit her using her as a prostitute for other paedophiles getting her hooked on drink and drugs her mother tries all she can to get her away from the gang but the hold on her is too strong in the end Lara falls pregnant which buys her time away then by the time they can use her again she is starting to get too old for their uses in the end the mother moves them away from the area for a fresh start things start to work out then the police arrive and ask Lara to give a statement about the men to help get a prosecution against the gang after a long investigation and trial justice is gradually done this is a haunting book and one you will never forget it is quite sad how easily gangs like this thrive and seem to seek out vunerable members of society well worth reading Eliana KatochOctober 5, 2018Book review Girl for sale, Lara Mcdonnell Summary The shocking story of Lara Mcdonnell s life gives you perspective on what s hidden in the streets of Oxford Raised in a neglectful and abusive home, Lara is eventually placed into the foster care system at 4 years old After years of being in the system, she is adopted and moved to Oxford Due to her lack of a structured childhood, Lara talks with men much older than her She eventually ends up trapped in a gang of pediphioes at 12 years old and sold repeatedly Police and Lara s mom are worried about her constant running away and reckless behavior but can t do anything unless she exposes the gang At 16 Lara falls pregnant Will Lara escape repetitive behaviour of the the gang and raise her child in a safe environment Overview Girl for Sale shines a light on a topic that is hard to talk about If I wouldn t have read this, I wouldn t have known what it would mean to be abused While I was reading this book my heart went out to Lara and girls who feel trapped like Lara Cons of the bookI would have enjoyed this book if it had less grammatical errors Offensive Content There were many graphic scenes in this book that can be seen as graphic, such as abuse and rape Pros of the Book Girl for sale was very powerful each chapter strung a chord in my heart I especially appreciated how personal Lara was with the reader, as if she was pouring her heart out into her diary From Lara s perspective, writing this had to of been hard, bringing bad memories to light I can not imagine the amount of courage it must ve taken to write this book As I closed the door behind me I tried to understand how my life had become the misery it was I was a slave, I was sold I was just 13 Mcdonnell 66 BraveI cannot fathom the amount of courage it must have taken to write this book, going through all those horrible memories that scar you for a lifetime I have never read a book of this sort before Knowing that it was the true story of the author s life made it very hard to read As I went through the pages, I felt devastated for the little girl who had no one to care for her except her siblings who were almost the same age as her And just when I started to feel the rays of hope when finally she got adopted by an amazing woman, I saw slowly how horror unfolded for her and her mother Those terrible demons deserved than they got for depriving all those young girls of their adolescence I am proud of Lara, it must have taken so much strength to fight back for a normal happy life I wish all the best for her and her children. Eye Opening It is shocking and sad to read these true life stories of young girls abused so terribly in life To know that a girl could be living this life right under the noses of adults is hard to accept It opens eyes to horrors that a human being should never live, much less a child The book sheds light and brings awareness to a situation all too prevalent these days.
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- 320 pages
- Girl for Sale
- Lara McDonnell
- 11 September 2019 Lara McDonnell