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Sold PDF is a 2006 novel by Patricia McCormick, an award-winning author who has written numerous books for young adults. The book was first published in the US in May 2006 by Hyperion Books and then released internationally in 2007.

The book explores the harrowing journey of a young Nepalese girl who is sold into sexual slavery. It tells the story of Lakshmi, a 13-year-old girl whose family are driven by poverty and desperation to sell her into prostitution. The book was praised for its insight and sensitivity in dealing with an uncomfortable subject matter, with reviews praising McCormick for tackling a “taboo subject” with grace and thoughtfulness.

Sold has been translated into twelve languages and was a New York Times bestseller, selling over 500,000 copies in the United States alone. It is currently available as both a hardcover book and an e-book, as well as audio CD versions.

Sold Summary

The novel follows the story of Lakshmi, a thirteen year old girl who is sent away from her village in Nepal to work as a servant in India. She is sold into human trafficking and struggles to survive while she tries to maintain some sense of hope and dignity. The novel shows how even though she has been taken away from her home, there are still moments of beauty and kindness in the world.

When Lakshmi first arrives at her new home, she finds that she is expected to work long hours and never be given an allowance or payment for her labor. She quickly learns that her only way to survive is to do the tasks assigned to her – whether it’s scrubbing floors, washing dishes, or cleaning clothes. Despite her situations, Lakshmi finds small moments of joy in the everyday things like finding a flower to put in her hair or making friends with other servants.

As she battles to survive, she also must deal with the harsh realities of human trafficking – physical and emotional abuse, sexual exploitation, prostitution, and even death. Through it all, Lakshmi is determined to keep her hope and remain strong no matter what.

Details of Sold Book

AuthorPatricia McCormick
Original languageEnglish
Originally published2006
Total Pages262
FormatPDF, ePub

Multiple Languages Editions of Sold Book

Sold book has been translated into several languages including Greek and German, Spanish, French, Indonesian, Korean and Thai. The book has been very well received in many countries across the world and each language edition has had a positive response from its readers.

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About the Author

Patricia McCormick is an award-winning author of young adult fiction, nonfiction and books for adults. She is best known for her novel Sold, which tells the story of a young Nepali girl’s journey into sexual slavery in India. Her other notable books include Cutter, Purple Heart, My Brother’s Keeper and Never Fall Down.


Patricia began her career as a freelance journalist in her late 20s, writing for a range of magazines and newspapers. She traveled widely in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia, covering stories from child slavery to political unrest. After successfully publishing several books for adults and children, she wrote Sold which won numerous awards including the 2006 Quill Award for Children’s Literature, the 2006 Harvard Educational Review Award, and the Jane Addams Peace Association Honor.

Patricia’s writing has been praised for its compassionate portrayal of difficult topics. She is a strong advocate for human rights and education reform. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her family where she continues to write about social issues that affect children around the world.

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FAQs(Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the central idea of Sold by Patricia McCormick?

The central idea of Sold by Patricia McCormick is to show how child trafficking and exploitation affects the lives of young girls around the world.

What is the lesson in the book Sold?

The lesson in the book Sold is that even though the exploitation of children happens all around the world, there are still people who are fighting against it and making a change.

How many pages is Sold pdf by Patricia McCormick?

Sold by Patricia McCormick is a 192-page novel.

What is the message of the Sold book?

The message of the Sold book is that even though child exploitation exists in many parts of the world, there are people who are dedicated to making a difference.

How long does it take to read Sold book?

It usually takes about four to six hours to read the Sold book.

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