Sold (Google eBook)

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Disney Electronic Content, Jul 10, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
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Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a small hut on a mountain in Nepal. Though she is desperately poor, her life is full of simple pleasures, like playing hopscotch with her best friend from school, and having her mother brush her hair by the light of an oil lamp. But when the harsh Himalayan monsoons wash away all that remains of the family's crops, Lakshmi's stepfather says she must leave home and take a job to support her family. He introduces her to a glamorous stranger who tells her she will find her a job as a maid in the city. Glad to be able to help, Lakshmi journeys to India and arrives at "Happiness House" full of hope. But she soon learns the unthinkable truth: she has been sold into prostitution.
  

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User Review  - Michael Billotti - Goodreads

Sold, by Patricia McCormick, is the story of Lakshmi, a thirteen-year-old girl growing up in Nepal, and her difficult and troubling experiences as she is sold into prostitution and sent to live in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Luis Taveras - Goodreads

What I think about this book is that it teaches you life lessons and also the way that people are in life. For example, some themes that this book teaches is that never trust someone that is really ... Read full review

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Contents

TITLE PAGE
ANNOUNCINGTHEDRY SEASON
A BITTER HARVEST THE PRICEOF A LOAN
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

To research Sold, Patricia McCormick traveled to India and Nepal where she interviewed the women of Calcutta's red-light district and girls who have been rescued from the sex trade. She is also the author of the acclaimed novels Cut and My Brother's Keeper.

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