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Author's Last Name: 
McCormick
Author's First Name: 
Patricia
Publisher: 
Hyperion
Publication Date: 
2006

Enticed from her Nepali mountain village with promises of a job in a fine house, thirteen-year-old Lakshmi is instead taken to India and sold into prostitution with seemingly no way to escape. The graceful free verse text makes her horrific journey bearable for the reader.

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