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Customer Review
April 28, 2012
By Im a full-time mommy

Sometime in mid March this year, I received a request from the author to review her book. I decided to check it out and the plot seems interesting. And then I decided to review it once I read the comments left by the author which is as below:

    “The reason I wrote Branded is to bring awareness to the fact kids are kidnapped every day and not by family members. I understand the subject of child abduction for sex trade is difficult for some people to accept, but it is a reality in today’s world. Thousands are reported missing every year and found on the internet naked, against their will.
    Most people know that kids get kidnapped and some are even killed. They feel bad for them, but think they’re exempt from getting involved. But, if this problem is ever going to go away we need to get involved as a community. People care, that’s obvious, but sometimes they just need to be reminded to be pro-active too.”

So here goes my review for the “Branded” book:

This book is about a 12 year old girl name Amy Collins who got abducted and being forced into prostitution. As you read on, you find out how she tried to understand what happened and why she was targetted, how she attempted to escape few times and then decided to stay on, how she coped with her new life and identity and how years later on she emerged from her ordeal.
I do feel disappointed when reading how close Amy was to her freedom but she decided to stay put. There are certain parts in the book which I felt are unnecessary or deserved longer plot – such as how Amy took over the operations and the way she handled the business for the brief period was a bit too general and seems too easy.
In my opinion, this book is worth reading but do expect a twist at the end!



Customer Review
4.0 out of 5 stars, December 23, 2011
By Chrystal Mahan



Customer Review
5.0 out of 5 stars, December 13, 2011
By AuntieMandy

This review is from: Branded (Kindle Edition)
This book was very well written. I started the book in the Dr.’s office waiting room, and stayed up half the night until I finished it. The character development was amazing. The author was able to humanize the most inhumane while at the same time, reminding the reader how so many lives were ruined by utter depravity. This book really makes the reader think, long after the book is finished.



Customer Review
4.0 out of 5 stars, November 27, 2011
By Susan Mahoney

A powerful prevention story to protect all children

This review is from: Branded (Kindle Edition)
Branded by D. Perdue Henderson is a powerful message about children being abducted off the streets and roads of their cities and villages by perverts, alleged business entrepreneurs, pimps into making trying to be rich from the selling of sex slaves, innocent children from pre-teens to adolescents? This is a story of one young victim’s fate when she was snatched off a street in front of her junior high school by pimps driving an average looking van. It is a horrific tale about her choices she has to decide if she was to stay alive; and the traumas and events she was part of or witness of others who double-crossed the pimp. In this story the girl experiences life changing turmoil through stages of anger, defiance, submission through extortion and then she becomes her kidnapper’s main squeeze because she is a wild cat, a strong willed fighter and he desires her.

This story is a message of precaution and warning to protect the innocent and when a child looks abuse, hungry and dirty; and pleads for help; don’t think the adult knows better and walk away; because they will lie to protect themselves from being arrested; don’t always take the adult’s word, and if something feels uncanny in your gut, then follow through by taking down license plate numbers and descriptions and called the police.

There is the fear of threats and there are many reports of police stopping speeders or violators of the law; and do not investigate when something does not feel right or if they do then they are injured or fatally killed, if this book could save one life then it is worth the investment. The conclusion to this story is that this victim has to decide to be bitter or forgive her kidnappers and the life she suffers through and her personal message of strength to prevent it from occurring to another unfortunate victim.

This author is declaring that society needs to be more attentive to children’s presence and beware of the devils on the prowl. To protect the weak and defenseless against the wolves in sheep clothing. By reading this book it has made me more aware to keep my eyes and ears open in the community and if something does not feel right then it should be report personally or anonymous to protect the children of the world before they are abducted and their fragile lives are broken forever.

The urgency of this story compels the reader to want to advocate for laws to be voted on to have all book bags or personal items equipped with a safety device such as an emergency GPS in them to ring a silent alarm to the local precinct and alert an Amber Alert. This is a good book for adults and older teens to read and sit down with their children to have a discussion about stranger danger and teach them techniques to keep them safe.



Carrie Marshall Reviewer

This was a great book! I was sure I wouldn’t like it because of the content–but the author presents it with perfect dignity and respect to those who have been abused in this way. It is a way for a girl to get out her story of abduction/slavery out to college students going into law, and childwellfare areas. This is positive. I was very surprised at the ending…but I will not spoil it. It is a great book.



Customer Review
5.0 out of 5 stars, October 19, 2011
By kitkat

This review is from: Branded (Paperback)
I recently ran into the author at my college and she told me about her book. I started to read the book on my Kindle on my phone and immediately fell in love with it. Whoever says this book is terrible must be joking. I love books like this and it has a great story line.



Customer Review
5.0 out of 5 stars, April 12, 2011
By C. Leung

This review is from: Branded (Paperback)
D. Perdue Henderson’s book is a sad, yet all-too-true story of an abducted girl and her life in the hands of her kidnappers. The first few chapters of the book are hard to read but once you get over it, you can never keep the book down. I highly recommend this story for people who want a great read and an unpredictable plot!


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