From Library Staff
When 13-year-old Lakshmi is sold into prostitution by her stepfather, she ends up in a brothel in the slums of Calcutta, where her life becomes a nightmare from which she cannot escape. Although a novel, this story reflects a situation that many girls around the world endure today.
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Frightening or Intense Scenes: Description of rape, drug use, beatings.
Sexual Content: Description of rape, brothel activities, but no graphic details.
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blue_heron_59 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
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13 year-old girl from Nepal is sold into sexual slavery in Calcutta. Brutal hopeless conditions for the girls. Brothel owners keep them, discard when ill. Corruption keeps police at bay. Story based on true facts of the terrible conditions for girls sold by fathers, brothers, uncles, mothers and kept as slaves until too sick to work.