Publication Date: November 2012
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From the bestselling author of Cut comes the powerful, ultimately triumphant story of a thirteen-year-old girl who is forced from her mountain home and sold into prostitution.
A former journalist, Patricia McCormick is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed novels Never Fall Down, Purple Heart, My Brother's Keeper, and Cut, an ALA Best Book for Teenagers. Her novel, Sold, a National Book Award finalist, was named one of the Best 100 Books of the Year by Publishers Weekly, and the American Library Association selected it as one of the Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults in 2006. Patricia was named a New York Foundation on the Arts fellow in 2004. A graduate of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, Patricia lives in Manhattan. Justine Eyre is a classically trained actress who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks. With a prestigious Audie Award and four AudioFile Earphones Awards under her belt, Justine is multilingual and is known for her great facility with accents. She has appeared on stage in leading roles in King Lear and The Crucible, and has starring roles in four films on the indie circuit. Her recent television credits include Two and a Half Men and Mad Men.
"Hard-hitting . . . poignant. The author beautifully balances the harshness of brothel life with the poignant relationships among its residents." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review
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