Title Profile & Character Information

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Annotation
Thirteen-year-old Lakshmi leaves her poor mountain home in Nepal thinking that she is to work in the city as a maid only to find that she has been sold into the sex slave trade in India and that there is no hope of escape.

Awards
2007  Quill Awards
2008-2009  California Young Reader Medal
2006  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
2006  Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books

Characters
NameLakshmi
GenderFemale

GenreYoung adult fiction
TopicsHomeless
Poverty
Stepfathers
Prostitution
Slavery
Human trafficking
SettingNepal, India