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  • This book deserves 5 stars because it is a great book on human trafficking. This will be hard to put down.

    - Sarah Panelle
  • In her journey to becoming one of America's most beloved inspirational women... Pamala is an extraordinary speaker, writer, sought after guest on talk shows; radio and television-let her inspire you in her novel.

    - Lance Lee, PhD
  • I is hard to believe that we live in a society that has to have corrupt individuals. Very sad, indeed

    - Chaz
  • More Than Rice is a novel I shared with my entire family. My parents, who don't normally read fiction, really got involved with and emotionally connected to the characters and the creative writing style of Pamala Kennedy Chestnut. With a sober topic like Human Trafficking-the author writes in a cautious style to present, but not exploit the reader; so the abuse is not so offensive-yet it is a very compelling and motivating call to action. Get a copy for a friend as a gift!

    - Michelle D Butler
  • More Than Rice was wonderfully written & didn't throw me onto the floor crying my eyes out for these girls, but it got the point across very clearly. The story flowed so gracefully, that I did not want to put this book down. I ended up reading it over a period of 3 days. Pamela speaks out for those who cannot speak out for themselves & challenges her readers to become informed & take action. This id definitely a book that you want to read!

    - Kim M Casper
  • More Than Rice is a novel I shared with my entire family. My parents, who don't normally read fiction, really got involved with and emotionally connected to the characters and the creative writing style of Pamala Kennedy Chestnut. With a sober topic like Human Trafficking-the author writes in a cautious style to present, but not exploit the reader; so the abuse is not so offensive-yet it is a very compelling and motivating call to action. Get a copy for a friend as a gift!

    - Michelle D Butler
  • Ths book is a great book to inform people about sex trafficking while telling a story. It keeps your interest as you learn. Even aside from the issues of justice, there are many life lessons taught in this book. Very inspiring and hopeful!

    - Natalie
  • In her journey to becoming one of America's most beloved inspirational women... Pamala is an extraordinary speaker, writer, sought after guest on talk shows; radio and television-let her inspire you in her novel.

    - Lance Lee, PhD
  • Ths book is a great book to inform people about sex trafficking while telling a story. It keeps your interest as you learn. Even aside from the issues of justice, there are many life lessons taught in this book. Very inspiring and hopeful!

    - Natalie
  • I very much support books on this topic, I think it is great that there are writers willing to dive into such a dark world for the sake of informing people about this epidemic of cruelty and greed. For anyone who has never read a book about human trafficking I encourage you to buy this and read it. It is full of stories based on what really happens every single day to women and children. You wont quickly forget it. The rest of my review is written more for people who tend to collect books on this subject. I am planning on working with organizations helping to prevent human trafficking so I have read quite a few of these!

    - D.A Uber
  • Ths book is a great book to inform people about sex trafficking while telling a story. It keeps your interest as you learn. Even aside from the issues of justice, there are many life lessons taught in this book. Very inspiring and hopeful!

    - Natalie
  • Pamala does a wonderful job of not making the novel too graphic. I'd rate it PG-13. I've heard Pamala say in one of her interviews on Youtube that it's a gentle introduction to trafficking. This is a book that everyone can read and come to understand what trafficking is no matter what age you are.

    - Michelle R. Gustafson
  • Pamala does a wonderful job of not making the novel too graphic. I'd rate it PG-13. I've heard Pamala say in one of her interviews on Youtube that it's a gentle introduction to trafficking. This is a book that everyone can read and come to understand what trafficking is no matter what age you are.

    - Michelle R. Gustafson
  • I is hard to believe that we live in a society that has to have corrupt individuals. Very sad, indeed

    - Chaz
  • I is hard to believe that we live in a society that has to have corrupt individuals. Very sad, indeed

    - Chaz
  • "More Than Rice" was a great read that takes us into the dark world of human trafficking. The story was interesting and compelling and the characters came alive. It's author Pamala Chestnut did a great job exposing this horrific social epidemic through the fictional story of Gabriela. I had a hard time putting down this book, wanting to know what happened next. When I finished reading it, I was left wanting more.

    - Sherrie Clark
  • Ths book is a great book to inform people about sex trafficking while telling a story. It keeps your interest as you learn. Even aside from the issues of justice, there are many life lessons taught in this book. Very inspiring and hopeful!

    - Natalie
  • For those who want to know about and then make a difference in the anti-trafficking movement, this important novel is a must-read. Take the time from your busy schedule to consider Pamela chestnut's suggestions of what we can do to address modern day slavery.

    - Cindy Avezzie
  • I very much support books on this topic, I think it is great that there are writers willing to dive into such a dark world for the sake of informing people about this epidemic of cruelty and greed. For anyone who has never read a book about human trafficking I encourage you to buy this and read it. It is full of stories based on what really happens every single day to women and children. You wont quickly forget it. The rest of my review is written more for people who tend to collect books on this subject. I am planning on working with organizations helping to prevent human trafficking so I have read quite a few of these!

    - D.A Uber
  • More Than Rice was wonderfully written & didn't throw me onto the floor crying my eyes out for these girls, but it got the point across very clearly. The story flowed so gracefully, that I did not want to put this book down. I ended up reading it over a period of 3 days. Pamela speaks out for those who cannot speak out for themselves & challenges her readers to become informed & take action. This id definitely a book that you want to read!

    - Kim M Casper
  • I very much support books on this topic, I think it is great that there are writers willing to dive into such a dark world for the sake of informing people about this epidemic of cruelty and greed. For anyone who has never read a book about human trafficking I encourage you to buy this and read it. It is full of stories based on what really happens every single day to women and children. You wont quickly forget it. The rest of my review is written more for people who tend to collect books on this subject. I am planning on working with organizations helping to prevent human trafficking so I have read quite a few of these!

    - D.A Uber
  • More Than Rice was wonderfully written & didn't throw me onto the floor crying my eyes out for these girls, but it got the point across very clearly. The story flowed so gracefully, that I did not want to put this book down. I ended up reading it over a period of 3 days. Pamela speaks out for those who cannot speak out for themselves & challenges her readers to become informed & take action. This id definitely a book that you want to read!

    - Kim M Casper
  • Ths book is a great book to inform people about sex trafficking while telling a story. It keeps your interest as you learn. Even aside from the issues of justice, there are many life lessons taught in this book. Very inspiring and hopeful!

    - Natalie
  • I is hard to believe that we live in a society that has to have corrupt individuals. Very sad, indeed

    - Chaz
  • Ths book is a great book to inform people about sex trafficking while telling a story. It keeps your interest as you learn. Even aside from the issues of justice, there are many life lessons taught in this book. Very inspiring and hopeful!

    - Natalie
  • More Than Rice is a novel I shared with my entire family. My parents, who don't normally read fiction, really got involved with and emotionally connected to the characters and the creative writing style of Pamala Kennedy Chestnut. With a sober topic like Human Trafficking-the author writes in a cautious style to present, but not exploit the reader; so the abuse is not so offensive-yet it is a very compelling and motivating call to action. Get a copy for a friend as a gift!

    - Michelle D Butler
  • This book deserves 5 stars because it is a great book on human trafficking. This will be hard to put down.

    - Sarah Panelle
  • In her journey to becoming one of America's most beloved inspirational women... Pamala is an extraordinary speaker, writer, sought after guest on talk shows; radio and television-let her inspire you in her novel.

    - Lance Lee, PhD
  • I read this book non-stop because I could not put it down. Honestly, I did not know if I would be able to 'get in' to a book on such a dark topic, but it is beautifully written, with great character development, turns and twists, and a surprise outcome. Anyone concerned about the suffering of children around the world whose bodies and lives are bought and sold should read this book first. The Appendix gives practical answers to 'what you can do' to make a difference. It is a short, easy read. I highly recommend it.

    - Laura Rodich
  • Ths book is a great book to inform people about sex trafficking while telling a story. It keeps your interest as you learn. Even aside from the issues of justice, there are many life lessons taught in this book. Very inspiring and hopeful!

    - Natalie
  • I very much support books on this topic, I think it is great that there are writers willing to dive into such a dark world for the sake of informing people about this epidemic of cruelty and greed. For anyone who has never read a book about human trafficking I encourage you to buy this and read it. It is full of stories based on what really happens every single day to women and children. You wont quickly forget it. The rest of my review is written more for people who tend to collect books on this subject. I am planning on working with organizations helping to prevent human trafficking so I have read quite a few of these!

    - D.A Uber
  • In her journey to becoming one of America's most beloved inspirational women... Pamala is an extraordinary speaker, writer, sought after guest on talk shows; radio and television-let her inspire you in her novel.

    - Lance Lee, PhD
  • More Than Rice was wonderfully written & didn't throw me onto the floor crying my eyes out for these girls, but it got the point across very clearly. The story flowed so gracefully, that I did not want to put this book down. I ended up reading it over a period of 3 days. Pamela speaks out for those who cannot speak out for themselves & challenges her readers to become informed & take action. This id definitely a book that you want to read!

    - Kim M Casper
  • I is hard to believe that we live in a society that has to have corrupt individuals. Very sad, indeed

    - Chaz
  • In her journey to becoming one of America's most beloved inspirational women... Pamala is an extraordinary speaker, writer, sought after guest on talk shows; radio and television-let her inspire you in her novel.

    - Lance Lee, PhD
  • While the writing is rather amateurish at times, and the plot, especially the ending, seems the stuff that fairy tales are made of, Gabriela's repeated reversals of fortune do not blunt the powerful message that Chestnut conveys. Possibly the fictional treatment makes the harsh lessons about human trafficking go down more smoothly. The author includes lists of facts, reading materials, and actions that we can all use to eliminate this brutal trade.

    - L. Taylor
  • More Than Rice is an excellent introduction to the dark world of international human trafficking. Without being graphic regarding what sex workers do and suffer, it takes us through a sampling of the ways victims are found and taken, how they are threatened into compliance, abused, betrayed, moved along from place to place, and rendered helpless and miserable. While MTR is not "great literature" it is a straightforward read for the ability level of young people that reads series books, such as Twilight, Hunger Games or books by Lois Lowry, etc. The emphasis that this is based on real events and people, the horrors do not end when the book is done, is necessary, and other more realistic works on the topic would be relevant according to the adult's desire to go more in depth on the topic. I look forward to more books by this author, for whom this was a debut novel.

    - Laurie Ann Powell
  • Ths book is a great book to inform people about sex trafficking while telling a story. It keeps your interest as you learn. Even aside from the issues of justice, there are many life lessons taught in this book. Very inspiring and hopeful!

    - Natalie
  • I read this book non-stop because I could not put it down. Honestly, I did not know if I would be able to 'get in' to a book on such a dark topic, but it is beautifully written, with great character development, turns and twists, and a surprise outcome. Anyone concerned about the suffering of children around the world whose bodies and lives are bought and sold should read this book first. The Appendix gives practical answers to 'what you can do' to make a difference. It is a short, easy read. I highly recommend it.

    - Laura Rodich
  • I truly could not put this book down. I had it read in less than a 24 hour period. The author pulled me in & I was experiencing the story! What a wonderful invitation to see the world through someone else's eyes. Truly this story has the excitement, drama, suspence, fear, hope & wonder that any reader would be looking for. Most of all it was a personal call to action on my part to be aware of the world around me & a challenge to myself to see what I am going to do about the social injustice of human trafficking. This is truly a great book for women or men.

    - Ucoram

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