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Sold by Patricia McCormick

Sold (edition 2008)

by Patricia McCormick

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Authors:Patricia McCormick
Info:Hyperion Book CH (2008), Edition: Advanced Reading Copy (ARC), Paperback, 263 pages
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Tags:Read in 2012, Prostitution, Slavery, Sex Trafficking

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Sold by Patricia McCormick

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Don't read this when you're out in public. ( )
  EuronerdLibrarian | May 18, 2015 |
After reading this novel, it does not surprise me that it won so many awards. Told in sparse language, in a poem-like format, the reader follows Lakshmi for her poor village to the rooms of a brothel. Her heart break, her confusion and hurt, her hope and despair - it displayed in such a way the reader become Lakshmi, and feels what she feels. A powerful work, one worth reading. I most certainly recommend. ( )
  empress8411 | Apr 19, 2015 |
This story was fascinating and heartbreaking story of a young women that is sold into the sex trade. It was not an easy read but one that I think people should read in order to understand what happens outside (and often within) our borders. This novel is not overly graphic, but it is disturbing enough that I would hesitate to read it in class. However, I very much think that libraries should have this novel and recommend students to read it. "Sold" is the type of novel that stays with you long after you read it, a thing that very few novels are able to do. ( )
  erikmurri | Mar 2, 2015 |
This is a great book. The writing style makes it a really fast moving book. Each chapter is very short. The story itself is intriguing (although a bit depressing). ( )
  KamGeb | Nov 29, 2014 |
Even though this is a fictionalized account, it is very disheartening to know that a story like this can happen today. While it is a short listen, it is a very heavy story, and very well-done. ( )
  bookwyrmm | Oct 11, 2014 |
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Thirteen-year-old Lakshmi leaves her poor mountain home in Nepal thinking that she is to work in the city as a maid only to find that she has been sold into the sex slave trade in India and that there is no hope of escape.

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