The Slave Across the Street - Theresa L. Flores & PeggySue Wells

The Slave Across the Street

By Theresa L. Flores & PeggySue Wells

  • Release Date: 2010-01-15
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 309 Ratings


While more and more people each day become aware of the dangerous world of human trafficking, most people in the U.S. still believe this is something that happens to foreign women, men and children--not something that happens to their own.

In this powerful true story, Theresa Flores shares how her life as an All-American, blue-eyed, blond-haired 15-year-old teenager who could have been your neighbor was enslaved into the dangerous world of sex trafficking while living in an upper-middle class suburb of Detroit. Her story peels the cover off of this horrific criminal activity and gives dedicated activists as well as casual bystanders a glimpse into the underbelly of trafficking. And it all happened while living at home without her parents ever knowing about it. Involuntarily involved in a large underground criminal ring, Ms. Flores endured more as a child than most adults will ever face their entire lives.
In this book, Ms. Flores discusses how she healed the wounds of sexual servitude and offers advice to parents and professionals on preventing this from occurring again, educating and presenting significant facts on human trafficking in modern day American.


  • The slave across the street

    By Ralphnun1
    Unbelievable and just so sad.
  • Brave author but the book fell very short

    By Em1233211998
    The book is poorly written but she is brave for telling her story
  • Made me wonder

    By Latent reader
    Well written novel that makes you wonder if it is real or not, OR could happen on my street. Latent Reader
  • Heartbreaking story

    By Smileyy
    To imagine that any young girl, or anyone at all has had to endure such torture and abuse is absolutely heartbreaking. But this woman not only lived through it, and escaped it, but was brave enough to share her story in order to help save others who are experiencing the same thing. As a counseling student, this book truly opened my eyes to signs to look for, and to what is becoming an epidemic and needs to be stopped. Thank you for sharing your story!!
  • The slave across the street

    By Pamfun
    A must read ! Not a fun read though, it will break your heart, make you angry as hell and leave you wondering what you can do to help. In the end you will be in awe of the young lady who stepped up to the plate and bared her soul. Theresa, my heart is praying with and for you and all who have been and are slaves. One other thing I know God did protect you and he cried too!
  • The Slave Across the Street

    I too was a slave of the worst kind. I was a slave in my own home to my father. It was hidden from every other member of my family and I too felt a need to protect them and to protect my families name and honor. Looking back, I wish I had made different choices, but at the time I didn't realize I had choices. I was expected to perform on command. It took years for me to get into therapy, and when I did that therapy went on for years. I have often contemplated writing my story and commend you for making this a public issue. May God bless and protect you and your family.
  • SMH

    By wormish
    Hard to read... I was shaking my head.
  • The slave across the street

    By JenneneJ
    This was a very painful read and it required time away from it. I read it in chapters with time between them. I've had a secure non-traumatic life but I was so able to empathize. It's terribly necessary that all attempt to recognize & help these people if we come across them even casually. As parents we must make certain that our children know nothing is too terrible for us to hear, and that nothing...job, status, more important. And that we know they'll make bad decisions sometimes but nothing so bad we can't or won't help them. Nothing! Thank you for this important book. Joy Hartsock
  • Eye opening

    By I have a daughter
    As a mother of a girl this is very eye opening. She is an adult now and I hope safe but never once did I educate her on these horrible situations and what to do.
  • The Slave Across The Street

    By 58barbie
    I was abused as a child. This book hit home. All teahers, police, parents, all people should read this. Let’s help stop this trafficking! Best book ever!