My Book of Life by Angel

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Sep 4, 2012 - Young Adult Fiction - 256 pages
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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.


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User Review  - candr - LibraryThing

5Q,4P (my VOYA codes) Haunting. Poetic. Tragic. Beautiful. Angel, a 16 year old girl who finds herself emotionally vulnerable after the death of her mother, gets herself into some trouble and walks ... Read full review

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User Review  - fromthecomfychair - LibraryThing

First time reading a novel in verse: picked a good one. So well written. Lyrical. Relatable. How does a girl end up in Angel's shoes? A home where one parent's grief over the loss of a spouse makes ... Read full review

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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

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