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My Book of Life By Angel

My Book of Life by Angel, Martine Leavitt
Margaret Ferguson Books, Farrar Straus Giroux, September 2012
Reviewed from ARC
A four star book from an author whose last book netted an NBA finalist nod?
Yes please!
But just to put it right out there — Leavitt’s latest is nothing like Keturah and Lord Death, with its mythopoeic elements and historical/fantastical [...]

My Book of Life By Angel

My Book of Life by Angel, Martine Leavitt Margaret Ferguson Books, Farrar Straus Giroux, September 2012 Reviewed from ARC A four star book from an author whose last book netted an NBA finalist nod? Yes please! But just to put it right out there — Leavitt’s latest is nothing like Keturah and Lord Death, with [...]

Pick of the Day: My Book of Life by Angel

young girl with angel wings

LEAVITT , Martine. My Book of Life by Angel. 244p. Farrar/Margaret Ferguson. 2012. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-374-35123-6; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-374-35124-3.
Gr 9 Up–A 16-year-old caught up in a life of drugs and prostitution finds the strength to protect a younger girl in this lyrical novel in verse. Angel describes how her pimp, Call, lured her from her family with promises and “candy,” the drug her body craves even as she tries to resist it, and onto street corners in Vancouver, [...]