Study Guide

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By Patricia McCormick

Lakshmi

Even though we know Lakshmi's intimate thoughts—her confusion, her fears, her...

Ama

Ama is Lakshmi's mom, and it's from her that Lakshmi takes her cues for strength and resilience....

Shahanna

Anita

Like Lakshmi, Anita is also from Nepal. Once, before Lakshmi came to the brothel, Anita tried to...

Monica

There is one girl here who gets the most customers. She is not the prettiest among us—she...

Harish / the David Beckham boy

Okay. There are few opportunities to be lighthearted and silly while reading a book on such a...

Pushpa

One of the people Lakshmi shares a room with is Pushpa, a woman who came to Happiness House after...

Mumtaz

Cruella de Vil. Maleficent. Ursula the Sea Witch.Bundled all together, these villains have...

Minor Characters

Although Lakshmi distrusts him because of the stories Anita has told her, the first American (who...