A guest review from Teen Room Staff Claire E.!
This book, by the same author who penned the teen favorite Cut, follows 13-year old Lakshmi in the all too real tale of all too many girls. Written in a slightly poetic form, McCormick starts us off in Lakshmi’s small mountain village in Nepal. When the family needs a new roof, on top of other expenses, they seem to have only one choice- they have to sell their daughter. Lakshmi is sent with some pretty shady people to India, where she is told she will be a servant for a wealthy woman, but when she gets to India she is in for a horrifying surprise.
Based on the reality of thousands of actual people, Sold is at times hard to put down and will often make you look at the world in a different light. The subject is one that is not told enough, and despite its grim nature, the book is beautifully written, but probably best for older readers.