Fifteen Lanes

Fifteen Lanes

Book - 2016
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"Noor has lived all of her fourteen years in the fifteen lanes of Mumbai's red light district. Born into a brothel, she is destined for the same fate as her mother: a desperate life trapped in the city's sex trade. She must act soon to have any chance of escaping this grim future. Across the sprawling city, fifteen-year-old Grace enjoys a life of privilege. Her father, the CEO of one of India's largest international banks, has brought his family to Mumbai where they live in unparalleled luxury. But Grace's seemingly perfect life is shattered when she becomes a victim of a cruel online attack. When their paths intersect, Noor and Grace will be changed forever. Can two girls living in vastly different worlds find a common path?"--provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Tundra Books, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781101917800
Branch Call Number: LAIDL
Characteristics: 300 pages ; 20 cm


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Mar 25, 2020

Put down your cheesy romance novels and cookie cutter sci -fi dystopians, and get ready to read a book that will change your perspective on the world. That’s right, no more love triangles or predictable plot lines, it’s time for the real deal.

Fifteen Lanes is a YA novel that tells the tales of two teenage girls struggling in life for completely different reasons, and how their stories collide. Written by S.J Laidlaw, the book takes place in two starkly different neighbourhoods of Mumbai, India. The book follows Noor, a young teen living in the 15 lanes of the red light district of Mumbai whose mother is a sex worker. Noor is faced with poverty, discrimination, and the pressure to care for her younger siblings while making sure she herself is not forced into the sex trade so many were unable to avoid. That’s all I’m gonna say! The rest is for you to read! A novel that can be compared to this one is Sold by Patricia McCormick. Even though the atmosphere is very contrary they contain the same themes.

Feb 10, 2018

Stumbled across this book. Too bad it's directed at youth - it's a story most adults would find compelling and the writing is exceptional. Makes you think...

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