My Book of Life by Angel

My Book of Life by Angel

Book - 2012
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Angel, a sixteen-year-old girl working the streets of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, befriends Melli, an 11-year-old girl in the same situation and realizes she must do all that she can to save Melli and perhaps save herself at the same time.
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780374351236
0374351236
Characteristics: 246 p. ; 22 cm.

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lyndalacasse
Nov 27, 2015

yes myself personal came from that kind of life, THank god mine was different on how i started this type of profession.At 13 i left home for a few years me and my only trustworthy frien would steal from store and resell but that is criminal, and the money that the Working Girls didn't even compare. So I decided i was in the wrong business. And started the sex trade... In the 80s in just a few hours i could make $ 2000.00-- $3000.00. But i saw alot of those same cituation that the wriiter is writting about Too..IT SO UNBELEIVABLE TO BE AROUND TOO>

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muffinpopcorn
Aug 31, 2015

Excellent book. Sadly all too true of what the life of a runaway could end up being and the tactics /mind games /drugging that pimps/creeps do to keep them in that life, . Every teen that thinks they have a hard life should read this and realize their life is a cakewalk compared to what it could be. Recommend this book for all teen girls and actually anyone .
And it also makes one think , about how the policeman , the dentist , the doctor, your neighbor that appears so upright and good could be hiding a horrible truth about the exploitation , the abuse , rape of innocent children , and then go home to their loved ones as though they did nothing wrong ! POWERFUL story , very well written .

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evelyn1995
Feb 06, 2015

i'TS A GOOD BOOK.

mmexis Dec 16, 2014

It's unfortunate that this situation is still all too true. Set in Vancouver's lower east side, this book in verse really kept my attention.

november191998 Mar 29, 2014

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.

Sassy29 Jan 16, 2014

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.

fantasy8dreamer Jan 07, 2014

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

Princealamar Dec 18, 2013

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

13DaysofFrozen Dec 13, 2013

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. :)

Ranoom Dec 05, 2013

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.

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