• Title: One Among Us
  • Author: Paige Dearth
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • One Among Us Kidnapped and forced into human sex trafficking Maggie has only one way out Eleven year old Maggie Clarke is abducted from her loving family and thrust into the indescribably horrific and largely unk
    Kidnapped and forced into human sex trafficking, Maggie has only one way out Eleven year old Maggie Clarke is abducted from her loving family and thrust into the indescribably horrific and largely unknown underworld of human sex trafficking In captivity, Maggie s life turns into a nightmare most children couldn t imagine When Maggie isn t being sold to clients, she focuKidnapped and forced into human sex trafficking, Maggie has only one way out Eleven year old Maggie Clarke is abducted from her loving family and thrust into the indescribably horrific and largely unknown underworld of human sex trafficking In captivity, Maggie s life turns into a nightmare most children couldn t imagine When Maggie isn t being sold to clients, she focuses on caring for Seth, a young boy who was also abducted With the help of Detective Rae Harker, the Clarkes frantically search for their daughter Haunted by his own demons, Detective Harker vows to find Maggie dead or alive Years after Maggie is abducted, a strange man approaches her with a dangerous proposition and she risks everything to break free of the network of unsavory characters that control her Not even she can know how far she will go to get even with the people who ruined her life An unforgettable story of courage and survival, One Among Us serves as an eye opening reminder that horrible things can happen to anyone it s how people deal with their circumstances that matters WARNING 18 Readers Only Graphic content and subject matter.

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    1. Edit: I once gave this book 2.5 stars rating (rounded down). 10 months after reading the book I feel the right rating, the honest one is 2 stars. The problem with books such as this is that the subject is grave and important and the writer has personal experience of abuse. So, I want to give it more stars in order to pay respect to the author and what she had gone through and in order to raise awareness. On the other hand this book deserves low rating due to it's many problems that will be list [...]

    2. This is a story about some of the most vile people who you would never wish to meet. It is about people you never want to think about but the truth is you probably wouldn’t even know if you had met them. Unfortunately there is a huge and constantly growing market for this commodity, the abduction and sex trafficking of children.At 11 Maggie had her whole life to look forward to. She had a loving family, she was intelligent and very striking with her long black hair and piercing blue eyes. Like [...]

    3. *** I received this book by the author in exchange for an honest review, thank you so much to Paige Dearth for the opportunity to read and review One Among Us. ***Now this book was one of the books that got me out of my comfort zone, One Among Us is a book about human sex trafficking. But not only human sex trafficking but also deals with kidnapping, child molestation, sexual predators, rape and child pornography. Just too name a few triggers this book has and it has a lot more triggers than the [...]

    4. Graphic, disturbing, emotional, awe inspiring story once again from Paige Dearth.I had read a previous book by this author so I kinda knew how she wrote. I do find when she is using narratives that she comes over a bit lack of emotional description, but apart from that I found this book much better than her last one I read.I need to explain that its graphic, its about children/trafficking/abuse, so expect a complete truth and no fussing about. This author has experience first hand in that horrib [...]

    5. Such a disturbing subject to write about. But one that we all must address if we are ever to eradicate these beasts who feed on our young innocent children. For me, there is no punishment too severe for the scum who prey on these pure unblemished children. I cried, I laughed, I go mad and now I am left with a hole in me that wants in some way to help these young victims. I feel in love with Mags, Cali, Max, Seth and Juju and would like to hear more about them. If everyone was made more aware of [...]

    6. ARC for review.This is a tough review to write, primarily because the author's biography is very evident (it's not in the back as is customary, but is actually the first page of the book after the copyright page, and it's titled "Some Dirt on the Author" which draws the eye.) It's filled with personal information about the author, her horrific childhood and rough adulthood and while that helps the reader to understand why she might be drawn to the subject matter, it also makes it harder to say t [...]

    7. I was looking for something that was dark and gritty. This definitely fit the bill. I enjoyed this book I read it and it took a while to get through it because I did have to put it down a few times just because it was a lot to take in. This book is very graphic and emotional. There is a lot that goes on. There were a few things that were not amazing, but it didn't affect my overall rating. I will break it down in a list. I think that will work best here. I will try and keep this as spoiler free [...]

    8. Maggie's life is changed forever the day she is kidnapped and thrown into the cruel, frightening world of human trafficking. Her innocence stolen from her, Maggie does what she must to survive. Alone, even though she is with others going through the same horrifying experiences she is, Maggie's story is heartbreaking, but inspiring. Maggie endured unimaginable cruelty at the hands of her captures and others who should have been trying to help her. But through it all, she remained strong, never gi [...]

    9. Won this in a giveaway and I am glad to give a review on the chance of getting to read this book: One among us How resilient is a human and their soul? Read this book to find an answer.Raw edgy and disturbingly graphic. I understand why the author must write this because we have to decide to be self absorbed in our own world and things are possible happing right next door. Then we ask but how. Do you remember the 50s&60s where are family's went next door and welcomed people or just dropped [...]

    10. This is an emotional roller coaster, in a good way through. This is the first book I have read by Paige Dearth and after I finished I found her other books. She is a captivating author that makes you feel for her characters, they are real and believable and you feel as if you are there, watching events unfold. This was a hard book to read at times but it is worth the read. Children can be so resilient and spirits can be hard to break.I was hooked from the first page and flew through this book to [...]

    11. This is simply the most disturbing book I have ever read and while a work of fiction it's horrifying to think situations like this happen more than we think. I couldn't put it down, One Among Us is incredibly well written. I loved that the story at times was told from multiple points of view. If I compared it to anything it would be A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer. Both horrifying and graphic but held the readers attention and while Pelzer's story is pure biography Dearth also has first hand kn [...]

    12. I decided to start this review with the first page from the book, instead of the description, as I usually do. I felt that the first page has a bigger impact on us, the readers, than any other book description. To be honest, I don't even know how to start this review. So, first I wish to thank Paige Dearth for sending me her book. It was a pleasure to read it and now I wish to read all her books and for her to never stop writing. Before I continue, I want to say one thing about Paige. For me, [...]

    13. This book was an intense page turner, it really opened your eyes to what is really going on in the dark parts of the world. This book always kept the reader hopeful and wondering what was going to happen next. I really enjoyed reading this book and while some parts might be a little adult, I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great page turner and a story that explores all of your emotions. :)

    14. This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV. Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here. Graphic and children's reviews on the blog typically feature two or three images from the book's interior, which are not reproduced here.Note that I don't really do stars. To me a book is either worth reading or it isn't. I can't rate it three- [...]

    15. This is a very great book and makes people learn that things happen for a reason not because you wanted it to happen.And that's just life you really do have to deal with it because one mistake could ruin your life but you have to just know that your not alone and there is always going to be people that will be there to help and understand.Very inspirational.

    16. It hard to figure out where to start with this story. It was hard to read because of the deep emotional topic it covered. But I couldn't put it down because I wanted to see Maggie get as much as a happy ending she could considering the circumstances she was in. The story begins with the kidnapping of Maggie. Like in real life she is lured by a stranger with a puppy. Then suddenly she's in a van with a kidnapped little boy Seth, who is only 4. I could barley get over that one. That very night Mag [...]

    17. Impact. Sure to have an impact on any parent, grandparent, or anyone with concern for children. I read in order “Believe like a Child”, “When Smiles Fade” and “One Among Us” so I have some continuity of the story and the characters. It was refreshing to see the maturity of the author’s writing. This is easily a stand out amongst books dealing with the subject of child abuse and illicit activities perpetrated by the most sinister citizens of our population. Easily believable scenari [...]

    18. This was a very difficult book to read. Not because it isn't well written, because it is, but because of the horrifying subject matter, child sex trafficking. It is extremely graphic, but it is truly gripping. I had to put it down so many times because it grabbed my soul as a parent and as a human being. Maggie the main character is a young girl who has more strength than you can ever even imagine. She is a survivor. She never let them take her soul. She is a strong, awe inspiring protagonist. I [...]

    19. Law and Order SVU meets a Lifetime Original miniseries meets V.C. Andrews fanfiction meets really crappy 6th grade level writing. The writing in this book is flat out bad, and with subject material as disturbing and sensitive as child sex trafficking, abuse, and prostitution, the bad writing makes it feel very exploitative, especially the graphic first half of the book, since it is clearly fiction. Why is it so very clearly fiction? Because the characters are one dimensional and stereotypical an [...]

    20. ****An Advance Reader Copy of One Among Us by Paige Dearth was generously provided to me via NetGalley in exchange of honest review.Well, this is my second book of Dearth and again, it's way too dark for me. Sure I received the warning and since I'm up for an "adventure", I braced myself before I read this book. Let's just say this book is very vivid, the details are kind of disturbing and I don't really like it. Plus, the writing still didn't change from the previous book I've read; monotone an [...]

    21. This was my first time reading this author, but it won't be the last! The subject matter was difficult to read, but at the same time I couldn't stop reading. I loved this book & all the emotions the author made me feel while reading it. Of all the books I've read since joining this website, this was the first that left me compelled to write a review (and only 5 minutes after I finished the book I might add)!

    22. Unbelievable Eye Opener!I never cry when reading but this book and the one that follows Emma brought me to my knees with tears. Even though I know there bad people in the world I truly hope no child has to experience the story line of this author.

    23. I have read a couple of books by Paige Dearth and just as before, this is another page turner. An emotional book and very well written. Highly recommended if you can handle child abuse.I received an electronic copy in exchange for an honest review.

    24. Allow me to begin by stating this book is not for the faint of heart, please prepare yourself appropriately, One Among Us contains heavy hitting subject matter; although a fictional story, human sex trafficking is by far fictional. Sex trafficking including minors, who are abducted and sold into sexual slavery is real and it's not pretty. I have read many reviews once I finished with this book that are ranked one star and voices how sickening this book is. I'm unsure what this people expected to [...]

    25. Read this review (and others) at: literatureislife/2018/01/One Among Us was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.This is a book that could have gone a lot of different ways. The subject matter is very, very dark; about as dark as it comes. Human trafficking is a subject that everyone needs to talk about, but no one wants to discuss. There was a delicate balance here of how descriptive the text can be vs. should be. Some people will love One Among Us for that and others will [...]

    26. First off, this book is not for the faint of heart. I'll be honest, this is not the usual type of book that I read. Fortunately for me, the author offered me a copy to review and I HAVE NO REGRETS!!As another reviewer wrote, this was not an easy read. Guess what, due to the subject matter it shouldn't be! Too be 100% honest, I cried multiple times through out the book. Keep in mind, I am not an easy crier. But the way the author leads you through Maggie's life, from the time she was kidnapped an [...]

    27. Reading this book was like running a marathon, but not for any of the good, rewarding reasons anyone would run an actual marathon.Let me preface this review by saying that I finished the book purely out of obligation. By the time I had reached chapter 50 (out of 149, mind you) I felt I was in too deep to give up now. I had to pause several times over the course of a few days just to catch my breath. There was so much happening. Constantly. It got to be overwhelming.I have to commend Dearth for h [...]

    28. "You're the one among us who can survive". This book was so scary good. WARNING: If you are sensitive to the issue of abuse, rape, molestation, etc. then please do not read this. This book is very graphic and not for the light hearted END. Eleven year old Maggie is kidnapped and put into the sex trafficking business before she can really comprehend everything happening to her. She is countlessly raped, tormented, and abused. But despite all of this she never stops fighting to one day have a bett [...]

    29. Paige Dearth can tell a story like no other. Because of her life experiences she puts all her feelings into her characters and as the reader you can feel those feelings. One Among Us is a story about Maggie, an eleven year old girl who is abducted from the local mall and sold into a human sex trafficking ring. Along her horrific journey she meets other children from 4 to 18 years of age being forced to do unspeakable things children should NEVER have to endure. If you are faint of heart this boo [...]

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