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The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay
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Nov 07, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites, historical-fiction
Read from July 22 to 31, 2012

Where do I begin with this? Moth and her fortune-telling mother live in poverty among the mean streets of lower Manhattan. To buy food and sometimes liquor Moth's mother will sell just about anything of value she has to survive, including Moth. 12-year old Moth is brave and street smart, but naive when she is sold to a wealthy, but deranged woman. Believing that she will get to live in a grand house, she endures cruelty and torment from the lady of the house. Once she escapes she encounters Mae, a young girl in training to lose her virginity to the highest bidder among wealthy men. Without giving away amymore plot, I have to say that this ended up being one of favorites this year. Everytime I opened this book I felt like I was transported to that time and place of Moth's world. This was descriptive and informative with anecdotes of information among the pages of the story. Well written and engrossing!
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