My Book of Life by Angel

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Macmillan, Sep 4, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 246 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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MARTINE LEAVITT BOOK By referencing the disappearances and murders of several women from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside from 1982-2002, Leavitt presents a book in free verse narrated by Angel, a ... Read full review

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This book is in my favourites shelf for a reason. It is hard to find verse novels in a library and I am so happy I found this. I am not allowed to buy books in my household, but I broke the rules for ... 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