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My Book of Life by Angel

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ISBN: 
9780374351236
Author: 
Leavitt, Marine
Publisher: 
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publishing date: 
2012
Age level: 
14+
Format: 
Hardcover
Paperback
Problematic content: 
sexuality
violence
other
Notes: 

Angel's story of life on the streets, as a sexually exploited minor,  is told in poems. one of her john's is a professor and has her read chapter 9 of paradise lost over and over as he breathes heavily - milton's lines begin each segment of the book. When her pimp brings home a young girl, Angel tries to protect her by doing twice the work.

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