Tricks & Traffick (Paperback)
Five teens fall into sex trafficking and must find their way to a new life in this riveting duology. This collectable boxed set features the #1 New York Times bestselling Tricks and Traffick from Ellen Hopkins.
In her #1 New York Times bestselling novel, Tricks, Ellen Hopkins introduces us to five memorable characters faced with an enormous question: How did I get here? Eden, the preacher’s daughter who turns tricks in Vegas and is helped into a child prostitution ring; Seth, the gay farm boy disowned by his father who finds himself without money or any resources other than his own body; Whitney, the privileged kid coaxed into the life by a pimp and whose dreams are ruined in a heroin haze; Ginger, who runs away from home with her girlfriend and is arrested for soliciting an undercover cop; and Cody, whose gambling habit forces him into the life, but who is shot and left for dead.
And in Traffick, these five are faced with the toughest question of all: Is there a way out? How these five teenagers face the aftermath of their decisions and experiences is the soul of this story that exposes the dark, ferocious underbelly of the child trafficking trade. Heartwrenching and hopeful, Traffick takes us on five separate but intertwined journeys through the painful challenges of recovery, rehabilitation, and renewal to forgiveness and love. All the way home.
About the Author
Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous young adult novels, as well as the adult novels such as Triangles, Collateral, and Love Lies Beneath. She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada, where she has founded Ventana Sierra, a nonprofit youth housing and resource initiative. Follow her on Twitter at @EllenHopkinsLit.
"Hopkins’s use of free verse allows the raw emotion to shine through, and mature teens will hang on to every word... Recommended widely for older YA readers."
— School Library Journal
"Hopkins’ undeniable empathyfor young people remains sincere and moving."
Mature readers will...cry when reading this work.
— School Library Connection
“Each story is unique...while readers may connect with some characters more than others, they will long remember each painful story.”
— Publishers Weekly