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Author: Patricia McCormick
Publisher: Los Angeles : Hyperion Paperbacks, 2008. ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First Hyperion paperbacks editionView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Juvenile materials
Fiction
Juvenile works
Jugendbuch
Novels in verse
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia McCormick
ISBN: 9780786851720 0786851724 1741751055 9781417818105 1417818107 9781741751055 9781741751055 9781439583869 1439583862
OCLC Number: 220154218
Notes: Originally published in hardcover: New York : Hyperion, 2006.
Awards: California Young Reader Medal for Young Adults, 2009.
A National Book Award Finalist.
A Quill Award Winner.
An ALA Top Best Book for Young Adults.
Target Audience: 820
Description: 263 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Patricia McCormick.

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Lakshmi's family is desperately poor, but village life in the mountains of Nepal has its share of pleasures. When the monsoons wreck their crops yet again, Lakshmi's stepfather says she must leave  Read more...

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STARRED REVIEW, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, 28-8-06, USThe author beautifully balances the harshness of brothel life with the poignant relationships among its residents. Readers will admire Lakshmi's grit and Read more...

 
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