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Clement, Jennifer.
New York : Hogarth, 2014
ISBN 080413880X

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Ladydi lives in Guerrero, Mexico, a mountainous region where women wait for their men to return, women do not want to bear female children, and mothers work hard to make their female children ugly and dress them in baggy clothes. Drug cartels rove through the countryside stealing girls to use them and sell them. Ladydi’s life seems to take a turn for the better when a friend gets her a job in Acapulco, but later she is implicated in a local murder through her association with this same friend. With the odds against her, how will she survive in modern Mexico? (Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, Rosie Award, 2018)

SUBJECTS:    Mexico -- Fiction.
                        Psychological fiction.
                        Young women -- Fiction.

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