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Sold by Patricia McCormick

A story of a girl who gets sold into sexual slavery and triumph over all the obstacles she endures.
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Rose Aponte

on 23 January 2013

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Sold by Patricia McCormick Patricia McCormick Sold Summary Characters Themes: Patricia grew up in a suburban area in Central Pennsylvania.
She graduated from Rosemont College ('78), Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism('86), and New School University ('99).
Later, she became a professor of Journalism at Columbia University for a short amount of time.
McCormick has written in many popular magazines such as New YorkTimes, Reader's Digest, Parents Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, and more. Major
Conflicts: Lakshmi
Ama
Gita

Stepfather
Auntie Bilma and Uncle Husband
Mumtaz

Monica
Anita
Shahanna
Harish Abuse


Endurance


Rape More Books and Awards Books: Cut
My Brothers Keeper
Purple Heart
Never Fall Down Awards: Gustav-Heinemann-Peace Prize, '08
National Book Award Finalist, '07
ALA Top 10 Best Book for Young Adults, '07
Children's Literature Council's Choice Thirteen year old Lakshmi from Nepal lives in poverty.
Her Stepfather sells her for 800 rupees. This is $14.84.
She is young and naive, and doesn't know she's been sold until it's too late.
She can't escape from Happiness House until she pays off her debt of $372.40 Resolution: Lakshmi learns how to cope by observing how the other girls deal with it.
An American customer gives her hope for freedom "Tonight when Mumtaz comes to my room, she sees that her strap has left raw sores on my back and neck, my arms and legs. So she hits me on the soles of my feet." (p. 110) "This has always been our fate. Simply to endure is to triumph." (p.16) "I pray to the gods to make to hurting go away. To make the burning and the aching and the bleeding stop." (p.125) Work Cited: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/77/The_New_York_Times_logo.png McCormick, Patricia. "Patricia McCormick." Patricia McCormick. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2013.
"Patricia McCormick Biography." BookBrowse.com. N.p., 15 Aug. 2011. Web. 7 Jan. 2013.
"Patricia McCormick." HarperTeen.com. Harper Collins Publishers, n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2013. Author's Style of Writing Written in vignettes
Monotone during uncomfortable parts.

Language:
Nepali is her 1st language
Lakshmi learns Hindi
Expresses culture

Symbolism:
Lakshmi's old clothes
Seasons change More Themes "I shut my eyes and shake my head from side to side. She is wrong. Because if she is right, everything i've done here, everything that's been done to me, was for nothing." (p.239) http://www.safehorizon.org/index/what-we-do-2/anti-trafficking-program-13.html?gclid=CJmFh6O__LQCFQ-e4Aodhm0AGg "I know that i would endure a hundred punishments to be free of this place." (p. 260) Regret Innocence "I wonder if perhaps this Happiness House is where the movie stars live." (p. 91) Rose Aponte National Book Award Finalist, 2006, 2012
Huffington Post, Best Books of 2012
Chicago Public Library, Best Books of 2006, 2012
iTunes, Best Books of 2012
School Library Journal, Best Books of 2012
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