By Patricia McCormick
- Release Date: 2010-07-10
- Genre: Culture, Places & People
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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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Two thumbs up!
I read this book in less than a day because I couldn't put it down! In 6th grade, it was a bit graphic and dark but was written about an important issue everyone should be aware of. I got very close to the characters and almost every event was gripping. I can read this book again. An outstanding read!
A powerful story
Patricia McCormick’s gifted, concise writing brings the horrors endured by Lakshmi to life. An inspiring book that is a call to action to stop the tragedy of human trafficking.
I read this book a couple years ago and loved it. I lost my copy and have been looking for it. Glad I can get it on here
This is a good book. I never know there are many poor girl who were sold for sex trade in the world. I appeal more and more to help them as the author.
The research done to write this book really shows compared with the words of other survivors of indoor prostitution. It is amazing how the language is so similar, even across continents and decades & experiences. I've never been angrier reading a book in my life.
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This book was outstanding ! Could not put it down. Very easy read but very stimulating and interesting :) did not want it to end !
Love this book <3
I read this book my freshman year in high school, and I absolutely loved it. It was one of those books I couldn't put down. If you love non-fiction, this book is great for you!