SOLD (2006)

PATRICIA MCCORMICK


SOLD was a National Book Award finalist for 2006.

"Alternating lyrical imagery with precise detail, McCormick gives voice to the terror and bewilderment of a young girl robbed of her childhood but who finds the strength to triumph." – National Book Award Finalist citation


"Hard-hitting ... poignant. The author beautifully balances the harshness of brothel life with the poignant relationships among its residents." – Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"An unforgettable account of sexual slavery as it exists now." – Booklist (starred review)


"The writing is breathtaking in both its simplicity and attention to detail ...  stunning ... this novel is not to be missed." – VOYA


"McCormick's research for this novel involved interviewing women in Nepal and India, and her depth of detail makes the characters believable and their misery palpable. This important book was written in their honor." – School Library Journal