Please let me go by Caitilin Spencer

Storizen Magazine - - What's Inside - – by Swapna Peri

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. 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. Book Ti­tle: The ti­tle of the

'Please Let Me Go' is very sim­ple yet in­trigu­ing.

Lan­guage and Gram­mar:

Very crisp and good lan­guage with nice vo­cab­u­lary is ob­served.


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.

My 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

Swapna worked as SAP Con­sul­tant for 10 years in Ma­jor IT com­pa­nies. Read­ing has al­ways been her pas­sion and oc­ca­sional paint­ing her hobby. She de­cided to quit her job, look af­ter the fam­ily and pur­sue her hobby of read­ing and paint­ing in a larger way. Thus, her big leap into book re­view­ing has paved a way and has been suc­cess­ful to date. Read­ing chal­lenges in­ter­est her a lot and vis­it­ing book fairs is her fa­vorite thing. She be­lieves that there is no good back or bad book, but only books. Writ­ing un­bi­ased re­views is her strength and she is ap­pre­ci­ated by fel­low re­view­ers and read­ers for the same. An an­thol­ogy of mus­ings with her paint­ings is her pend­ing dream!

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