Editor Katherine Tegen whose imprint is with HarperCollins will attend our September meeting at 9:30 and speak informally with us and take your questions. Katherine's Divergent series has been overwhelmingly successful both in print and on the screen. In his latest book Finders Keepers even Stephen King gives it a shout out. Hope to see you at the meeting.
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.