This is a work of non-fiction based on the life of Caitlin Spencer. She is so brave in writing this horrific true story of a girl’s life in the hands of sex traffickers, from 2017.
I read and was upset that this happened. I was shocked. I’m glad people are believing her, at last. But this is also an empowering story of survival.
I want to say, ‘I told you so!’ to those who questioned my book, “What If I Go?” Please download or buy these novels to spread the word about grooming and trafficking.
A recent article tells of this happening not so long ago in Huddersfield, Northern England. See the October 2019 newspaper report here – https://ind.pn/2CtXLzZ
What a shameful story. Let’s stop young people being preyed upon by empowering them to escape or run away to safety.
Yay! My Festival interview by Matthew Toffolo has been promoted to one of the best NEW stories of the month! Thank-you.
Film rights to raise awareness of women’s exploitation are quite another matter. Aren’t they? I’m thinking…
Who could be interested in going to see an empowering film lifting the lid on grooming? #me2
via Interview with Novelist Polly White (WHAT IF I GO?)
Thanks to Matthew Toffolo for caring enough to ask the right questions…
Novel Transcript Reading of WHAT IF I GO? by Polly White
Huge thanks go to Wildsound for hosting an extract from my manuscript, as part of their Novel Festival. Special appreciation goes to actor Kate Fenton.
Here, I’m raising awareness of how a vulnerable student gets taken in by an exploitative predator. This extract shows the grooming of a fifteen-year-old girl. Beware of the last violent scene!
Please help me give a heads up, send the link to Freshers and college students so they don’t fall prey to gangs.
This was in the Times today about taxi drivers in Birmingham. I feel that my research was accurate, I’m sorry to say.-
Taxi scandal: criminal culture in the Birmingham cab trade
Let’s be wise and spread the word to save others falling prey to criminal subculture.
Check out my authentic novel here http://amzn.to/2zD33rT
All we want to do is keep our children secure.
Threats from organised crime are growing in the UK. So stay safe by downloading my novel, What If I Go? for your new adult family members.
This is the proof
Have a great day!
Thanks go to Jessie Cahalin for placing ‘What If I Go?’ in her Handbag Gallery. The beach bag makes me anticipate the warmer weather.
I hope the read will be a balm resonating with readers who have personal safety concerns around relationships.
I’m so excited to be hosted by Don Massenzio today on his site at
Thanks for all your support this year. There’s still time to treat a student to a book!
Peace and joy at this wonderful time of the year.
It’s great to collaborate on important reading material to empower the next generation.
Glad that the Story Reading Ape is out there to care about reaching student audiences. If you know a new student arm them with a novel to keep them up to date & safe.
Previous reviewers say-
We all can get by with a little help from our friends!
Are you stuck for gift ideas? Then I have a solution…
Give an empowering read to the young women & students in your life. A reviewer recommended the novel ‘What If I Go?’ like this:
on June 6, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
This is a book that everyone should read. Part of me wanted to say that every girl should read it, every Christian should read it, every college student should read it, every parent should read it… but the truth is that there is a lesson for everyone in this book and its tragic, painful, and raw with emotion.
What If I Go? Is a roller coaster coming-of-age novel about a young woman named Grace. Kind, innocent Grace only wants to pursue her education and her dreams in the UK—but she wouldn’t mind finding love along the way. Fortunately for her, she does find it in a seductive young man named Zul. Unfortunately … Zul is the last person she should surrender her heart to.
In this painfully honest story, audiences watch Grace’s life spiral out of control as she makes one bad decision after another. Innocence is tainted, light becomes darkness, trust is betrayed, and hope destroyed as our protagonist fights a string of battles and loses—repeatedly. Sex, drugs, alcohol, and abuse are just a few of the problems Grace finds herself tangled up in. The sad part of this story is that things never really get better for Grace. She is a completely lost cause and we are forced to sit and watch and hope that she can somehow make it out of her circumstances. Even more painful… this is not an uncommon tale.
My heart goes out to our protagonist and especially to our wonderful author for bringing this story to light in its painful, raw truth. This book was written incredibly well with a gifted hand. I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to read and review it.
I would recommend this book to mature readers and those who enjoy coming-of-age tales.
The very depressing truth is that Grace is not a special case. How many young adults venture off expecting to find love and success and are instead handed a plate of worms? I believe there is a little bit of Grace in all of us—a gentle light hoping for more, trusting a little too much, believing in every smile we see. Sometimes we allow ourselves to get hurt by being too nice. I’m not sure if that makes us or the world sad but it’s the truth.’
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