Book Review – Please Let Me Go by Caitilin Spencer


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Book Title:
The title of the ‘ Please Let Me Go ‘ is very  simple yet intriguing

Book Cover:
The cover image of the book is okay with a teenage girl’s face. The expression on the girl’s face seems as if she is in pain. The blurb of the book compliments the same.

The book starts with Caitilin, the protagonist talking to the reader about her life journey which is a very sad one. The story starts with her being in high school and thus till after college. The initial chapters talk about her getting trapped unknowingly into a sexual predator’s hands. There on the story continues how he exploited her and made her a slave in the hands of a few pimps and men who chose young girls to satisfy their sexual hunger.

The book highlights her desperation to free herself from being trafficked as a sex slave and her ultimate courage to stand up for herself as well as to protect her young daughters from becoming the part of this vicious circle. It is incredibly hard to rate a book that is about someone’s life, about the awful things they have endured at the hands of others!


What I like:
1. An honest attempt taken by the author to explain the atrocities female children go through.

2. Many issues like pedophile scam, young girls being trapped into flesh trade and exploitation against females are highlighted.

3. The story looks almost like the female protagonist talking directly to the reader through the book as the book is in direct speech.

4. The font style and size felt very comfortable.

What I didn’t like:
The book is a fictional story inspired by the real-life story of the author and about the pain and grief she has undergone and it will be inappropriate to pick up if any shortcomings in the story.

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Every character including the protagonist is very strongly plotted. The characters of middlemen introduced in the later parts of the story are blood boiling for their inglorious ways of making money using young girls.

A clean and clear narration with lots of honesty is found in the story.

Language & Grammar:
Very crisp and good language with nice vocabulary is observed.

My Final Verdict: A sad, horrific but compelling read.

Book Title: 4/5
Book Cover: 4/5
Plot: 4/5
Characters: 4/5
Narration: 4/5
Language & Grammar: 4/5

Final Rating: 4/5

The Review was first published in Storizen Magazine September 2018 Issue.