Tuesday, January 29, 2008


I just finished Sold by Patricia McCormick. It was a National Book Award Finalist - and for good reason!! It was one of those books where, when you finish, you just have to sit and mull it around for a bit - I wasn't ready to pick up a new one - just had to sit and contemplate it a bit. It isn't a book you read for pleasure, really, but it is so enlightening - a tough topic - the sex trade in India and Nepal - but wow, what those girls go through - all in the name, THEY THINK, of helping their families - it is just so sad. Thank you Patricia, for bringing this out in such a sensitive, beautiful way.


Joy said...

OH! I have this on my YA Challenge list. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the encouraging review! :)

Maw Books said...

I also read this book this month! What an amazing book. I must buy it for my library. It is a must read for everybody. I also reviewed this book on my blog here if you'd like to take a look. Glad to see that others are reading it as well.

cousin carol said...

I love the style this book is written in. Very hard to put down! Although after reading this one followed by Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, I'm ready for something without so much tradgedy.

Cousin Carol

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