Friday, March 14, 2014

Highway to Hell by Matt Roper (Review)

Highway to Hell:

The Road Where Childhoods are Stolen

By Matt Roper

(received in exchange for an honest review)

Genre- Nonfiction

Published by- Monarch Books

Copyrighted- 2013

Number of pages- 224

Age Group- Adult

Description of book- paperback, listed price- $14.99, ISBN 978-0-85721-254-2

Highway to Hell, by Matt Roper, is about the BR-116 and the child sexual exploitation which takes place along that highway in Brazil.

Roper is with Canadian country singer Dean Brody on this remote highway when they find a young girl selling herself to the truckers who are driving past.  They decide to travel along the 1500 miles of this highway and take action to help these young girls.

Excerpt from the book!

About the Author-

Matt Roper currently lives in Brazil and works as a freelance journalist.  He previously work for the UK’s Daily Mirror

My thoughts-

Although Highway to Hell, by Matt Roper, was difficult to read, because it was about child sexual exploitation, it was an important subject to learn about. 

I am not blind to the fact that there is a lot of wrong being done to the children of this world.  It was just hard to read about how young the children are and the fact that many turn a blind eye to it.  It is thanks to Roper and his friend, Canadian country singer Dean Brody, that I have been alerted to the dangers that young girls face on the BR-116 in Brazil.  The BR-116 is a highway which is over 1500 miles long and there are many young girls, which are selling their bodies to truckers and various other people.

I read about how there are officials who are there to be able to help the girl, but they often they either turn their heads or are simply unable help.  I was glad to know that Roper and Brody are working so hard to be able to help those girls.  This book spoke of some of their successes and they even have an organization which helps.  It is called Meninadança.  The website is

This was a book which spoke to me.  I hope it speaks to you when you read it.  Thank you.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Highway to Hell: The Road Where Childhoods are Stolen, by Matt Roper, for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour.  All links were current when posted.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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