Wednesday, March 18

Sold by Patricia McCormick

I just finished reading, Sold, by Patricia McCormick. The main character of the story, Lakshmi, a thirteen-year-old girl from mountain village in Nepal, thinks she's been sent to the big city to be a maid when her stepfather has actually sold her to a woman for 800 rupees. Lakshmi narrates her journey and life in the city, the way McCormick writes portrays an unforgettable and thought-provoking illustration of helplessness, anticipation, and desires. It is a very quick book reading wise, there are no chapters, but rather one to two pages of commentary from Lakshmi. I highly recommend this book, with the warning that even though it is short, the topic is rather heavy and can be a bit upsetting.

McCormick has written two other books, Cut and My Brother's Keeper, neither of which I have read, but would assume if written like she did Sold, would both be good reads as well.



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