Ages 13 up
Published by: Macmillan Children's Publishing Groupc
My Book of Life by Angelby Martine Leavitt
From National Book Award finalist Martine Leavitt, a novel-in-verse about a teen caught in a cycle of prostitution and addiction. Sixteen-year-old Angel meets Call at the mall, he buys her meals and says he loves her. He gives her a drug that makes her feel like she can fly. Pretty soon she’s addicted, and without even realizing she has run away from home, moved in with Cal and has begun turning tricks. When her best friend on the street goes missing, Angel is afraid. But it is when her pimp brings home an eleven-year-old, that Angel realizes she has got to find a way to save herself so she can save the girl.