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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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Lakshmi's home life in a mountain village of Nepal is not easy. She and her mother tend the home and garden and take care of her baby brother while her stepfather gambles the family's money away. After a crushing gambling loss, her stepfather insists that 13-year-old Lakshmi must work as a maid in the city. Lakshmi is sold from agent to agent and ends up in India, where she is forced to work in a bleak dirty brothel for Mumtaz, the owner. Amidst the ugliness of submitting to men, enduring Mumtaz's cruelty, and her own humiliation, Lakshmi naively believes that she will eventually pay off the debt she owes to Mumtaz. One day an American customer asks if she would like to leave the brothel and go to a clean place with good food and clean clothes. Lakshmi has heard ugly rumors of what Americans would do with girls like her and only accepts a business card from the man. Later, with the help of a street boy, Lakshmi's American returns.
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
This was interesting and sad. I was not overly impressed with the writing. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
This was interesting and sad. I was not overly impressed with the writing. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
I randomly picked up this book because the title and cover page captured my eye.

Wow! I read this in 1 day and I enjoyed the story so much.

The chapters might be short but some of them are sort of poetic and are able to convey various emotions and actions with a few simple and short words. Not a lot of authors are able to write a story without putting in a lot of fillers and words that do not convey what they truly mean.

Human trafficking and child prostitution are huge problems in a lot of countries. This was quite the portrayal from one girl's point of view of the horrific conditions that some children go through on a daily basis. This book was haunting, hopeful and heartbreaking all at once.

Overall, definitely give this book a shot. But beware, you might get emotional while reading it. ( )
  Dream24 | Jan 6, 2016 |
Disturbing, engaging, and totally informative. Highly recommended! ( )
  engpunk77 | Aug 14, 2015 |
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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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