My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt

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When sixteen-year-old Angel meets Call at the mall, he buys her meals and says he loves her, and he gives her some candy that makes her feel like she can fly. Pretty soon she's addicted to his candy, and she moves in with him. As a favor, he asks her to hook up with a couple of friends of his, and then a couple more. Now Angel is stuck working the streets at Hastings and Main, a notorious spot in Vancouver, Canada, where the girls turn tricks until they disappear without a trace, and the authorities don't care. But after her friend Serena disappears, and when Call brings home a girl who is even younger and more vulnerable than her to learn the trade, Angel knows that she and the new girl have got to find a way out.


About Martine Leavitt

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Martine Leavitt has written several award-winning novels for young adults, including Keturah and Lord Death, a finalist for the National Book Award, and Heck Superhero, a finalist for the Governor General's Award. She lives in Alberta, Canada
Published September 4, 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 256 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Angel, 16, pretends she lives at the mall, helping herself to shoes on display.

Jul 18 2012 | Read Full Review of My Book of Life by Angel

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Angel’s withdrawal is severe (“I threw up in Call’s bathroom sink/ so hard I thought bits of stomach/ slid out of my mouth”) but it’s nothing compared to the pain she feels when Call brings home an 11-year-old girl, Melli, to follow in Angel’s footsteps.

Jul 23 2012 | Read Full Review of My Book of Life by Angel

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