KDL Recommends > Staff Picks > December 2012
My Book of Life by Angel
Title: My Book of Life by Angel
Author: Martine Leavitt
Anyone interested in the Mannasseh Project that was featured in ArtPrize this year may be interested in reading this realistic teen book about sexual enslavement. It is written in verse and is a great readlike for Ellen Hopkins titles.
-Morgan at KDL’s East Grand Rapids branch
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.