By Patricia McCormick
Publisher Hyperion Imprint Hyperion ISBN


Awards and Honors Winner of the 2008 Quill Award, Young Adult/Teen


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Lakshmi, thirteen, lives in the mountains of Nepal, tending her cucumber plants and daydreaming with her mother about a tin roof for their hut. But after monsoons destroy the family's crop, her stepfather sends her away to earn money. Lakshmi believes she will work as a maid in the city; instead, she ends up in a foreign country, in a house full of girls-"young ones dressed to look old, and old ones dressed to look young." Powerless and alone, Lakshmi realizes that something is terribly wrong. Author's note. A 2006 National Book Award Finalist.
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