Every year, thousands of girls in Nepal and India are sold into prostitution. Patricia McCormick researched the trade of sexual slavery and interviewed women who have been through it. Her novel, "Sold", honors the women who have undergone the perils of the current sex market. In it, 13- year- old Lakshmi struggles against rape, starvation, and drugs in hopes of finding freedom.
BookMark: Sold, by Patricia McCormick (Hyperion, 2006)
By VANESSA MCLAUGHLIN • June 27, 2007