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Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 102 Ratings and 102 Reviews

Book Description
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 stepfath... More
Book Information
PublisherHyperion Juvenile
BindingPaperback (9 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages272
Publication Date04/01/2008
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About Patricia McCormick (Author) : Patricia McCormick is a published author of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Patricia McCormick include Cut (Unabridged), Up All Night, Sold.
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Reader Comments
11/3/2009 Petra Pollum said: A thought provoking and heart renching story.
tags: I read

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6/23/2009 Chris Doyle said: A riveting first-person account of a girl from the India highlands who unwittingly trades her life for bondage. A compassionate story that spares no detail.
tags: I read

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2/5/2009 Claudia Osmond tagged as: I read

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1/26/2009 LaTonya Baldwin said:
I am particularly interested in the plight of girls and women at home and around the globe. The issue of child sex slave trade is an issue that deserves greater outrage and support. Highly recommend this book not only because of the subject but because the format of the book makes it exceedingly acc... more

tags: I recommend, multicultural, women of color writers, diversity, YA, I read

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12/23/2008 Ali B said: 846864
tags: ya, tear-jerker, poetry

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9/22/2008 Anne Spollen said: This will make you cry...
tags: I'm reading

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7/9/2008 Edith Cohn tagged as: Inspired me, I recommend

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3/21/2008 Angel Tudor said: Book List

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2/25/2008 Pam Bachorz tagged as: I'm reading

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12/9/2007 Angela Goughnour tagged as: I read

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9/8/2007 elizabeth o. dulemba tagged as: I Read

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7/30/2007 Sondra LaBrie tagged as: To Read

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4/3/2007 Little Willow tagged as: I Read

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