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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
FSG Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780374351236256 Pages, Ages 14-18
Barnes & Noble
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.
Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Amelia Bloomer Project/Feminist Task Force, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), IRA Notable Books for a Global Society, Tri-State Reviews Committee Books of Note - Master List, Georgia Peach Book Award Master List, Maine Cream of the Crop Master List, L.A. Times Book Prize - Finalist, Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year
Bid her well beware …
When Serena went missing
I looked in all the places she might go
and she wasn't anywhere,
just like a lot of the other girls weren't anywhere.
I thought oh no
when Serena didn't show up...