bona fide 100% truth - or rather, the palatable part of the truth - the author's a close friend.
I highly recommend this book, geared for teen readers and presented as narrative.
and no, I'm not recommending because I make anything from the sales
but because I know the story, the individuals involved and read the book in one sitting.
The author risked her life to actually buy the sister of her "adopted daughter" from the child's enslavers.
Just found this link to the first 10 pages or so: