Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This week my teaser is from My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt. This is a contemporary story, written in verse, that I received for review from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group. It will be released on September 4. Here is the description:
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.
Really, Serena? I said.
ha ha. really?
you think there is such a thing as angels?

She said soft, maybe.

But she meant yes really.


  1. It's sad that she didn't feel comfortable to just say yes.

  2. Oh, that old adage about not accepting candy might have served her well...sigh.


  3. Doesn't look like a book I would usually read, but the synopsis sounds interesting. I wonder what will happen to the girls?



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