Sold by Patricia McCormick

Sold by Patricia McCormick

Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a small hut in the mountains of Nepal. Her family is desperately poor, but her life is full of simple pleasures, like raising her black-and-white speckled goat, 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 stepfather says she must leave home and take a job to support her family… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape & rape of a child
  • Child sexual slavery (theme)
  • Child & sex trafficking
  • Alcoholism mentioned
  • Suicide
  • Drugging
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