Make it a movie – This book was eye opening to the underground business of organ trafficking. It is intriguing and hard to put down. Hope the story helps put an end this cruel business. ~ Review by P. D. P.
Twelve-year-old Juhi Gupta loves her simple life in a remote Indian village. She and her mother and father might be poor, but they’re happy. Then one day, everything changes.
Her father goes to the doctor for a simple procedure—the removal of a rotten tooth—but instead, his kidney is stolen and sold on the black market. Juhi and her parents are kidnapped and dropped in a New Delhi slum. Separated from her parents, Juhi must quickly learn to survive. Luckily, she has a rare skill that’s greatly in demand, especially in the slums: she knows how to read and write. At first, her quick wits allow her to thrive, but soon they attract unwanted attention, and she’s faced with impossible decisions and desperate choices.
Meanwhile, in the United States, Kevin Whitman is dying. No American doctor can help him, so he ventures to India for treatment. He has no idea that in so doing, he’ll change Juhi’s life forever.
Mamta Jain Valderrama is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur. Formerly a healthcare strategist, she learned about the difficulties involved in kidney transplants and the daily suffering of those living on dialysis. These important social-justice issues inspired her to write A Girl in Traffick. (Excerpt from ‘About the Author’ on Amazon.com)
A really well-written, wonderful book that is both entertaining and educational. I loved the characters and the realistic story they told and how the story itself unfolded. This novel was excellent and hard to put down. Highly recommend for anyone who loves novels, travel, science or just a good story. Really great book! ~ Review by A. Storch