Thursday, March 15, 2012

Desert Angel

by Charlie Price

Two nights ago Scotty killed her mother.  Yesterday he tried to kill her.  Today Angel is running from him, with nothing but the clothes on her back and the kindness of strangers keeping her safe.  But can she justify putting others in danger to save herself?  Is her life worth more than theirs?  She knows Scotty will stop at nothing to find her.  So maybe it's time to turn the tables.  Maybe it's time to find him before he finds her.

Angel is a girl with a difficult life.  Her mother dragged her from boyfriend to boyfriend, resulting in a skewed and jaded perspective on life.  When she finds people to help her, people who never met her and have no connection to her at all, she must confront the fact that she can't go it alone like she wants.  The book is an interesting read about a strong female character who learns that it's ok to lean on someone else once in awhile.  The book does have language and violence in it, and addresses the topic of illegal immigration.

Genre: Realistic Fiction
Age Level: 9th Grade

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