By Patricia McCormick
- Release Date: 2010-07-10
- Genre: Culture, Places & People
Sold Patricia McCormick Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
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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Absolutely wonderful. Breathtaking, soul crushing, but wonderfully written.
BEST BOOK EVER!
I love this book so much and think it has a very deep message!
However, I do think that you should be at least 12 years old to read it because of all the prostitution stuff in it
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.
A different Cinderella story
This book is sweet and sad at the same time. Almost being thankful for the life we have, a more detail Cinderella story of a young girl trying to survive the horror of her life.
A Beautiful Tale about a Horrendous Reality
This book reads like a lyrical, enthralling, richly-told fairy tale for adults about children. It pulls you in through a child's eyes to a place where the simplest of human kindnesses is shocking and a source of undoing. It will not be forgotten.
By Molly kitten123
My friends were making fun of it and so I read it is not a book to laugh at cause it is very true. I thought it was a good book and read it under a day
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
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