Article Title

My Book of Life By Angel


Amanda Shrum


Outstanding, Young Adult, Martine Leavitt, Prostitution, Angels, Drug Abuse, Runaway, Poverty, Faith

Document Type

Book Review


When sixteen-year old Angel runs away with her charming boyfriend Call, she thinks she has found a man who will take care of and lover her. Instead he pulls her into a life of drug addiction and prostitution. Angel does not think herself worthy to free herself from the life she finds herself trapped in until her friend Serena disappears and Call brings home an eleven-year old girl named Mellie to join Angel as a child prostitute. Through her faith in angels and love for Mellie, Angel finds a way to save herself and her young friend from Call and other corrupt men. Set against the real life murders of forty-nine women in Vancouver during the eighties and nineties, My Book of Life By Angel chronicles a fictional story about what it means to love and believe in the divinity of the self.