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My Book of Life by Angel

Leavitt, Martine (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
My Book of Life by Angel
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"16-year-old Angel struggles to free herself from the trap of prostitution in which she is caught."--
Authors: Leavitt, Martine, 1953-
Title: My book of life by Angel
Publisher: New York : Margaret Ferguson Books/Farrar, Straus, Giroux Books, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 246 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: "16-year-old Angel struggles to free herself from the trap of prostitution in which she is caught."--
Local Note: CLKYA1
ISBN: 9780374351236
0374351236
Statement of Responsibility: Martine Leavitt
Subject Headings: Novels in verse. Runaways Fiction. Prostitution Fiction. Drug abuse Fiction. Vancouver (B.C.) Fiction.
Topical Term: Novels in verse.
Runaways
Prostitution
Drug abuse
LCCN: 2011044563
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Mar 29, 2014
  • november191998 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This book was beautifly written. I love the simplicity in the way the author wrote as it made the main character seem so much more real and vunrable.This book toyed with my emotions and was yet another White Pine book that had me in tears.

Jan 16, 2014
  • Sassy29 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

it wasnt what i expected it to be, however i found it quite interesting. it was a little depressing but it had to be to get the point across.

Jan 07, 2014
  • fantasy8dreamer rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Compared to others, it was an okay book. I didn't enjoy the way the layout was, but it was interesting to read.

Dec 18, 2013
  • Princealamar rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I thought it was well written but I found it very depressing and hard to read for that fact.

Dec 13, 2013
  • 13DaysofFrozen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I loved this book. The way it's written is in a poetry layout but it reads just like a book. I found the ending kind of unfinished but other than that it was a great read! Glad I read it. :)

Dec 05, 2013
  • Ranoom rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Great book. Interesting style of writing.The ending was confusing, though. Many questions rised up in the last few pages. The characters are also.... Interesting.

I really like this book so far

Jun 02, 2013
  • quagga rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

For a book about prostitution, drug addiction, family dysfunction and a serial killer, My Book of Life by Angel is surprisingly tame. I would recommend this to readers who prefer the safer end of gritty realism, but my own preference is for something more like Ellen Hopkins' Crank.

Jun 01, 2013
  • beckylunatic rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Leavitt is a significantly better poet than Ellen Hopkins.

Apr 30, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Child prostitution.

Angel is sixteen and popular with johns because she looks thirteen.

Things were rough at home and Call gradually lured her away from her dad, got her hooked on the high of his "candy" and made her think that he loved her. Now she is trapped living with Call working the streets night after night in a drug-induced haze with no hope of escape.

Serena (who was nineteen but looked sixteen) took Angel under her wing and loved and protected her, but Serena has disappeared. And now Call has brought in eleven-year-old Melli for Angel to teach and mentor.

Angel doesn't really care what happens to herself, but she can't let Melli become first her and then Serena, so now she is going to try to write her own book of her own life with the ending of her choosing.

If she can.

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