Multiple stories of YOUNG kids being exploited, traded and, being exposed to more than they should EVER be exposed to! Some kids come so to Covenant House only to be caught and abused more - if not WORSE by their captors.
A 15-year-old girl pulls up to Covenant House in a cab pleading help. After much talking, the girl ran away from a trucker after prostituting herself for survival. She had originally ran away from her home to be w/ "an older boyfriend" who MADE her into sex slavery.
|Sister Mary McGeady|
One night the Covenant House van pulled up to a girl named Janice, who was DEATHLY afraid to be seen speaking to anyone but her boyfriend who would find her and subject her to even more violence. Thankfully he didn't! Come to find out that Janice was also 4-months-pregnant after being forced to work the streets.
Just A Reminder:
Some of these stories REALLY DO have a happy AND successful ending, such as Chapter 11's story of Cindy. These stories - while HEARTBREAKING say something about how LUCKY we should ALL be!
Here's MY Opinion:
What you should carry away and remember from this book is this:
"Every child - EVERY SINGLE child deserves to know that he/she is loved!"