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Sold by Patricia McCormick
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Feb 16, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: young-adult

This book was pretty damn good. It was the tale of a 13-year old girl in Nepal whose family is really poor, her stepdad gambles away all their money, and they really need a new roof for their hut. Her stepdad ends up selling her into prostitution for cigarette and gambling money. Lakshmi thinks she's going to work as maid for a rich family in the city. Instead, she gets raped day after day in a sleazy brothel in India. She has to find comfort where she can. Her story is heartbreaking and gutwrenching. It's written in prose poetry, which is a very good way to tell this story. I will definitely recommend this to teenagers who like books about bad stuff happening to people.
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