Dime by E.R. Frank
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Difficult to read, but lost points because it was a little too contrived, too Big Message.
Teenage prostitution is something we hear about, but never imagine it'll happen to us or someone we know. Dime makes it clear that it could happen, and how easily. All it takes is someone more willing to be friendly, kind, even loving to a young girl feeling unloved and with no place to go. That's the difficult part, and how Dime's life falls apart is heartbreaking to read. Having said that, there were moments when I had a strong Go Ask Alice feeling, where it was a little too much of a message and thus lost some of its impact.
ARC provided by publisher.