RUNAWAY GIRL
Escaping Life on the Streets

By Carissa Phelps, Larkin Warren
PenguinJune 2013
www.us.penguingroup.com
carissaphelps.com

Trade Paperback320 pages, $16.00, ISBN: 9780143123330
Subject: Coming of Age / Personal Challenges / Biography

"This devastatingly honest memoir is not for the fainthearted. . . . Kafka famously wrote, 'A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.' Runaway Girl just might become such a book. [Phelps] gives the reader valuable insight into a problem that is larger than most people realize."San Francisco Chronicle

Runaway Girl demonstrates a great amount of insight and maturity. Crisp writing and perfectly chosen events highlight the story of what happens to the majority of 12 year olds on the street.”School Library Journal, selected as one of the “Best Adult Books for Teens 2012”

“Riveting . . . A genuinely important book that casts the problem of sex trafficking in America into stunning, heartbreaking relief.”Kirkus Reviews

“A runaway and school dropout by age 12 who worked the streets for a brutal pimp, Phelps finally freed herself and is now a lawyer also working with a global collective helping survivors of sex trafficking rebuild their lives. This memoir, following hard on the heels of an award-winning documentary, is stirring some interest.”Library Journal

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