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Eleven-year-old Trek Baden is prematurely developed. With a body that makes her look like she's 15 or 16, she hooks up with a scandalous group of teen girls from her inner-city apartment complex in Houston, Texas, during the summer when the parents are working and the kids are home alone, unsupervised. 

Premature Pleasures

  • It's the summer. School's out. The kids are home alone, unsupervised. "Premature Pleasures" follows the summer activities of Trek Baden, an impressionable 11-year-old with the body of a 15-year-old who hooks up with three wild teen girls in her inner-city apartment complex in Houston, Texas. Adult male predators, Jell-O shots and poor supervision threaten Trek’s innocence, until a 20-something-year-old woman from a church in the community hosts a Vacation Bible School in the complex followed by a weekly gathering, providing structured activities, mentoring and ministry to Trek and to the other young people in the community. However, change does not come quickly nor easily, despite one’s good intentions.

    "Premature Pleasures" explores “the power of influence,” specifically how one positive person, situation or experience can flip a host of negative influences.

    "Premature Pleasures" is the first of the four-part YA-series depicting the coming-of-age journey of Trek Baden.
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