Reviews

“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

“Searing … poetic.” – The Horn Book

“McCormick provides readers who live in safety and under protection of the law with a vivid window into a harsh and cruel world—one most would prefer to pretend doesn’t exist.” – Kirkus

“Hearbreaking … 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

“McCormick uses language both lyrical and spare to lead the reader into this deeply troubled and troubling world …this is a story of courage, which is precisely what it takes to plant one’s literary work in unfamiliar soil.” Children’s Literature

Sold is a demanding at at times painful book to read. These challenges, however, only serve to heighten the impact of the powerful and important novel that sheds light on a global crisis.” – Teenreads.com