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Naked (Entangled Teen) Paperback – July 7, 2015
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Just a note--I can't review this completely without SPOILERS. You are duly warned.
So much potential there. But the voice doesn't ring true for me. Yes, it's a teen voice, but it's too close to a typical, normal snarky teen voice to be a girl from the streets, who's been sleeping with grown men for money, living in the depths of the dark side of a big city, not attending school at all. She's taken by her rich parents, who I admit seem cold and uncaring. She goes willingly, if a bit grudgingly with them, does show some negativity about being home, but then her parents immediately tell her they're sending her back to school.
This is where it really falls off the tracks for me. I can't imagine her parents sending her off to school--public school, it sounds like--putting her on the bus, and she just goes and it immediately falls into a typical teen angst high school drama book. Yes, Anna makes a point to remind the reader that she used to be a hooker, but none of her actions read true. And her parents would not have sent her off that way. For one, they'd not trust her to not just run away again.Read more ›
At age thirteen, Anna runs away from her abusive father and into the arms of her savior, a pimp named who she thinks is her boyfriend. Now three years later, she's back home and trying to fit into high school. Her father's still abusive, but she has a new ally in her now stronger mother. She's making friends including a possible love interest. But someone is leaving notes in her locker, calling her by her hooker name, threatening to expose her and ruin the life she's trying to build.
NAKED is an overly optimistic look at a teenager's reintegration back home after three years as a sex worker. I never really bought into Anna's seemingly uncomplicated reentry into her family. Yes, her father was awful and in the beginning her mother was unhelpful, but Anna accepted his strict rules as if she was an Amish girl returning from rumspringa. One week she's prostituting, the next she's wearing conservative clothes and enrolled as a sixteen year old freshman in high school. On the first day of school she meets a cute guy, makes a few potential friends and shows herself to be a leader all while feeling traumatized by her years on the streets and her father's cruelty. Okay.
I rooted for Anna and liked how she stood up for and empowered those around her, but none of it felt authentic. She didn't feel broken enough, maybe because she didn't display enough PTSD symptoms, she wasn't rough enough around the edges. I felt like Stacey Trombley might have done some research, but failed to capture the essence of a girl in Anna's situation. The plot from start to finish was just too easy.
THEMES: prostitution, abuse, family, friendship, rape
NAKED has a great premise with average execution in this novel that glosses over the realities of a teen returning home after three years as a runaway sex worker.
I don't even know where to begin with this review because everything was just amazing. I think the thing that stuck out to me the most is the character development we see in this story. In the beginning Anna just sees herself as a broken girl whose only hope in life was to be a whore. But throughout the story with the help of herself, a social worker named Sarah, this cute and unbelievably amazing guy Jackson, and her new friends as well as her mom she begins to see that she is a person who deserves to be happy and that her life is hers to control.
Speaking of her mom, I am so proud of the mom in this story too. In the beginning she seems like this passive woman who will do whatever her husband tells her, but she develops too and realizes she is a person.
Plot wise, I really enjoyed it. Coming into the novel, I had no idea where it would go, and I was perfectly okay with that. I think going into this story blind is the best thing to do because you allow yourself to get sucked into the story and you're not looking for something that could take away from the experience.
Now this contemporary wouldn't get complete without a little bit of romance. As I mentioned before this nerdy, amazing boy Jackson really helps discover who she is and I love him for that. Jackson is such a great guy and let's just say that I have a new ship.
I think the main thing that I really like about this story is the message it entails.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had a very hard time reading this book and just wanted to put it down and stop. It is about an abused teenager who runs away, becomes a prostitute, goes back home and tries to... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Miss Carla
First of all, I need to warn you, although this book is marketed as a teen fiction selection, parents need to know it does deal with several dark issues that may concern you if... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
Trombley explores tough subjects with an expert hand. This was a page turner filled with strong voices and characters with such depth I thought about them long after the last page. Read morePublished 4 months ago by KES
Anna grew up with a rough childhood which resulted in her running away to the city of her dreams, New York. Only did that result in her working as a child prostitute. Read morePublished 5 months ago by FishThatReads
This was such an amazing read. This book addresses a tough issue. The story is beautifully written. Trombley really captures Anna and her struggles after returning home from a life... Read morePublished 5 months ago by B. Drake
A great read! Definitely hard to read -- it's gritty and Anna's pain is palpable -- but really, really well done. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Gail N
First off, great cover. It stands out because of its simplicity. Love it. The story...I really struggled with the first half. Read morePublished 6 months ago by MaryBookSwarm
Great story of a girl overcoming a horrible experience after running away. Realistic & gritty.Published 6 months ago by A.Rl
First of all, I need to warn you, although this book is marketed as a teen fiction selection, parents need to know it does deal with several dark issues that may concern you if... Read morePublished 6 months ago by kelfuller77