This is a good book but it was also a hard book. It's about a Nepali girl of 13 that was sold into sexual slavery in India. This particular account is fictional but it is based on some horrifying facts. I have read about some of these things but it is so hard to reread it like this. You see these girls desperation to ignore and not accept what is happening to them, passing it off as a nightmare. It's heartbreaking.
This book though is not written like typical works of fiction. It is written more like journal entries, only without dates. Which helps you, as the reader, to understand how confusing and tiring these girls lives are, how they block it all out. They convince themselves that they are helping their families. It's so sad. I cried a few times while reading this book. It's hard to think that girls my age and younger go through such horrible things on a daily basis. And what am I doing? It all makes me sick.
This book was an easy read as far as books go, but it was a really hard read for me. It took me several days just to collect myself enough to pick it up again.
It doesn't matter how strong or brave you are, this book will humble you. And in some ways the girls that go through this are stronger than all of us. Just something to chew on.
Author: Patricia McCormick
Type of Book: Fiction
Website: Patricia McCormick.com