Desert Angel by Charlie Price

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Fourteen-year-old Angel wakes up one morning at her desert trailer home to discover her mother has been murdered by a lowlife named Scotty, who has vanished. Angel has no water, no weapon, but she knows that Scotty, an expert tracker and hunter, will surface soon in order to eliminate her as a witness. She has to run, to disappear, if she is to survive and tell the world what happened. Her flight takes her through a harsh landscape to places she never expected to be, forcing her to trust others for the first time and strengthening her in ways she doesn't even anticipate . . . until it's time to take a stand.


About Charlie Price

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CHARLIE PRICE works with kids in at-risk schools, mental institutions and psychiatric hospitals. He is also an executive coach and a consultant who conducts business workshops. His next book, DESERT ANGEL, will be available from FSG in Fall 2011. He lives in Northern California.
Published October 25, 2011 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 241 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A loner, Angel’s been homeschooled by a meth-addict mother who has hooked up with a “long string of abusive boyfriends picked with the accuracy of a heat-seeking missile.” Her latest, Scotty, is a doozy, and when Angel finds her mom buried in the desert, he realizes she can put him behind bars.

Aug 15 2011 | Read Full Review of Desert Angel

The Bookbag

Fourteen-year-old Angel is alone in an open desert.

Jan 16 2012 | Read Full Review of Desert Angel

Common Sense Media

Angel's whole life has been something parents hope their own kids never experience: a drug-addicted mom with more optimism than sense, whose succession of abusive men culminates in Scotty, a cunning meth-head who abuses Angel sexually (though we're spared the details), murders her mother, and is ...

Oct 25 2011 | Read Full Review of Desert Angel

The Overflowing Library

Her mother is dead, her body buried in a shallow grave by her latest boyfriend, Scotty, a ruthless, illegal hunter who is prone to violence and who wants Angel dead before she can talk to the police.

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