Monday, September 21, 2009


Sold Sold by Patricia McCormick

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book was beautifully written, but tells such an ugly story. Lakshmi is a 13-year-old girl from Nepal. She is poor, but loves her life in the mountains. Unfortunatley, she is sold (unbeknownst to her)to a brothel in India, and must endure this life, or die.

Patricia McCormick writes in an almost free-verse style, simply giving Lakshmi a voice which breaks the readers heart.
I believe this would be a great book for middle school students, because it is not too graphic, but tells this very realistic story in a compelling way.

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