A review by ainac
The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine, by Somaly Mam


This book would have been a 5 stars for me because of what I learned from it. I knew there is a huge problem with prostitution in South Asia but reading about the horrors that those little girls suffer was poignant and really made more conscious about the issue. I can't say it was an enjoyable read, obviously, but what I did really enjoy was learning about Cambodia, both their history and their culture, which I knew little about.

Then I've learned that the book is not an autobiography but fiction and that Somaly Mam has been involved in some fraud scandals. To be honest, I don't even want to know the details of all that mess, I'll just take what I've learned from the book and move on :)