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by Charlie Price
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Literature & Fiction
  • Author:
    Charlie Price
  • ISBN:
    0552563366
  • ISBN13:
    978-0552563369
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  • Publisher:
    Corgi Children's (February 1, 2012)
  • Pages:
    240 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Literature & Fiction
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    1894 kb
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  • Rating:
    4.7
  • Votes:
    750
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Fourteen-year-old Angel wakes up one morning at her desert trailer home to discover her mother has been murdered by a lowlife named Scotty.

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Serious thriller fans will be more than satisfied. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults "A taut thriller about Angel, a 14-year-old who is pursued by a man who has a deadly need to silence her. The small, decaying towns, the Salton Sea and the desert heat provide a vivid backdrop for the unfolding drama.

In "Desert Angel", author Charlie Price has managed to produce a taut and well-judged cat-and-mouse thriller which will keep readers of any age chewing their fingernails (metaphorically, if not physically) right to the bitter end. The story follows 14-year old protagonist, Angel, as she tries t. The story follows 14-year old protagonist, Angel, as she tries to escape from the isolated trailer-home of the man who has just killed her mother in a drunken row.

She’d been way more scared when she was literally running from Scotty but at least she was on her own. She was used to that. It had usually been the other. It had usually been the other way around. Reassuring her mother, giving her advice, helping her pick outfits, painting her nails and putting finishing touches on her makeup.

Fourteen-year-old Angel wakes up one morning at her desert trailer home to discover her mother has been murdered by a lowlife named Scotty, who has vanished. Fourteen-year-old Angel wakes up one morning at her desert trailer home to discover her mother has been murdered by a lowlife named Scotty, who has vanished. She has to run, to disappear, if she is to survive and tell the world what happened.

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He is waiting... He is watching... He will hunt her down. Angel is on the run. Her mother is dead, her body buried in a shallow grave by her latest boyfriend, Scotty, a ruthless, illegal hunter who is prone to violence and who now wants Angel dead before she can talk to the police. Angel has lived through more than a young girl should have but she's determined to stay alive. But in the scorching heat of the open desert, where can she hide?

Akinozuru
Desert Angel is one of Charlie Price's best novels. It is a mystery, thriller, and absolute page turner. His characters are engaging and believable. The star of the show, Angel, is a smart, tough fourteen-year-old girl, who you'd much rather have as your friend than your enemy. From the opening chapter each page entertains and flows. I found myself savoring every word, desperately wanting to know how it ends, yet not wishing it to end. This is a book you'll love and then recommend to friends.
monotronik
The fourteen year-old protagonist, Angel, could almost be an antihero if not for her youth and the way life has left her with nary a toehold to improve her lot. With little or no guidance in her life, her outlook is that of a quasi-feral child entering womanhood.

And then, she finds her mother murdered.

I thought this was a great work of writing. Mr. Price offers rich character development with economical delivery, and he's adept at using his history as a professional working with troubled youth to add to the meat and bones of a tale--without hitting the reader over the head with his background.

Desert Angel was a stirring, heart-tugging read. Charlie Price is one gifted storyteller.
Milleynti
Just in case the ominously orange cover didn't suggest it, Charlie Price's DESERT ANGEL is practically dripping with suspense. It is one of those rare reads that combines candid straightforwardness with heart-pounding suspense. The reader is thrown right into the action from the moment he or she begins to read. It is told from the point of view of Angel, a street-smart, tough, 14-year-old girl whose bad side would be a force to be reckoned with.

Up until the start of the story, Angel has lived a fairly turbulent life --- she’s had to deal with her unstable mother going from guy to guy, usually making each one a priority over Angel. However, one day, a fight between her mother and one of her flings goes too far, and her mother ends up dead. Now Angel is truly on her own. Unfortunately, her mother's boyfriend, Scotty, is aware of this fact as well. He has made it his mission to find her and to kill her, thereby destroying the one witness to his shameful crime.

Throughout the novel, Angel constantly struggles with a choice: whether to follow her instinct and run or to face her fears and finally learn to trust people. This skirmish between Angel's head and heart is the root of the plot. Though some parts of DESERT ANGEL were a bit rushed, particularly in the area of character development, this was, overall, a solid read. I would definitely recommend it to any fan of intense suspense.

Reviewed by Cheritta J., Teen Board Member.
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Fourteen-year-old Angel has had a hard life, fending off her mother’s many boyfriends, and forced to raise herself. Scotty, her mother’s latest loser boyfriend kills her and, when Angel finds the body, tries to kill her too. Angel barely manages to escape, but Scotty is a hunter knowing how to patiently track his prey with Angel caught in his cross hairs.

Taken in by a community of border Mexicans who endanger themselves by helping her, Angel learns about family unity and trust. For the first time in her life, she learns to love and care for others. Unfortunately, Scotty discovers where she’s hiding and, as he gets closer, it seems no one can stand in his way.

Price has woven a tale of suspense and chills, keeping readers glued to the pages while hoping Angel and her newfound friends can stay one step ahead of Scotty’s murderous plan.

An excellent read. I was glued to the pages, and couldn’t put it down. Students in grades 9-12 will feel the same.
Runeshaper
In "Desert Angel", author Charlie Price has managed to produce a taut and well-judged cat-and-mouse thriller which will keep readers of any age chewing their fingernails (metaphorically, if not physically) right to the bitter end. The story follows 14-year old protagonist, Angel, as she tries to escape from the isolated trailer-home of the man who has just killed her mother in a drunken row. Ill-prepared and without any resources other than a desperate determination to survive, Angel is hopelessly out-matched against seasoned illegal trapper and hunter, Scotty, whilst also being faced with becoming a fugitive in one of the most hostile environments in the USA -- the Joshua Tree National Park.

Surprisingly, the story is steered well away from all of the cliched territories into which it could so easily have descended, as Price gradually unfolds a story about a young woman's harrowing struggle with the psychological hazards associated with existence in an emotional wilderness, as the physical desert of the south Californian badlands is reduced to a backdrop for the story rather than ever taking central stage. By focusing on people and relationships, the author keeps the story human as well as adding to its feasibility and thus -- almost incidentally, it feels -- making it infinitely more frightening.

The moral messages that the book holds are also handled well, being allowed just enough prominence to be picked up without ever becoming overly cloying or unbearably sentimental. The book is an excellent read not only for its intended target audience of late teenagers, but for any who like suspenseful (and scary) tales. I wonder how long it will be before the story makes it to the screen?