My Book of Life by Angel
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,... show more
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.
Publish date: September 4th 2012
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Novel in Verse. Realistic Fiction Young 16 year old runs away from home in Vancouver and ends up with a pimp It isn't until the pimp brings home a little girl that she finds the courage to stop the "candy" and get out of her situation as well as saving the little girl. Powerful, gritty. Do the right...
At the corner of Hasting and Main, she stands. Waiting with a pink ballet shoe on one foot and an apple green sandal on the other, she passes the time with Widow. What comes from Widow’s mouth is harsh but Angel takes comfort in the words and feels at ease with the woman who stands beside her night...
A grim, ugly subject but a beautifully told story, poignant and full of compassion.
I don't think I have ever read a novel in verse before. I was amazed at the complexity of thought and emotion that could be packed into so few words and phrases. Angel has a very powerful voice. I felt so sorry for the child who dealt with grief by stealing and who ran away to the Mall to get away f...
Another book that I would recommend to absolutely everyone. My heart broke and when it didn't think it could break, it did again.Review in progress; will be posted to papereader.com at the end of the month before publication.