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My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt
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Apr 16, 2012

it was amazing

This book is exquisitely told and it completely blindsided me on the emotional level. It's about a young girl prostitute working the streets of Vancouver Canada. It gives voice to those girls who disappear and poses the questions about what happens to them and why their disappearances are rarely solved. The story focuses on Angel and her relationship with a girl, even younger than herself, who she tries to protect from the exploitative characters manipulating the sex trade. It is told in free verse and is a quick read, but Leavitt has such a delicate touch with detail that you'll find yourself falling headlong in love with her and wanting to protect her from the cruel realities of her world.
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