Kyra Leigh, Queen Bee

Book Review: 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, 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
I haven’t read a book that’s been recently published for a long time. I’m glad that the first one that I read was Angel.
It’s a really tough subject matter, but the way that it’s written makes it a lot easier to get through.
Everything Martine writes is full of beauty, even when it’s dark. She has a way with words. Poetry, except better.
I loved the format of the novel, and even though it is dark, I loved the whole feel of the writing.
The book  is very short, and in that short amount of time, you really got to know the characters.  You can feel their emotion.
How did she do that? I don’t know. But it’s great.
The fact that this novel is loosely based on truth is really sad, but sometimes books like that are the best. {Some as in most…. Ha ha} I suggest that everyone who is coming to the conference (www.wifyr) this year, BUY this book. You’re going to want it signed.
My Book of Life by Angel was gorgeous, sad, different, and I’m glad I read it.  I highly recommend it.
Books that are similar to this that are also fantastic:
Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
Glimpse by my really pretty mother, Carol Lynch Williams
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  1. Pingback: Book Review: MY BOOK OF LIFE BY ANGEL | Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers

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