Charmed

Dillon wakes me up. I fell asleep in the boots and leather mini-skirt and nothing else. He’s brought a friend home. The friend is grinning down at me. I yank the sleeping bag over me. His name is Barrel, and he’s big and round like one.

“She’ll do,” he says. Then he leaves.

“Do what?” My head is pounding.

“Nothing. Don’t worry about it.” Dillon heads for the shower. “Go back to sleep.”

So I do.

Izzy finds she is one in a long line of girls ensnared in prostitution, with no way to escape.

Izzy’s mother works far away and leaves Izzy at home, alone with Rob the Slob. Angry at her mother and trying to deal with school, friends and the attentions of charismatic Cody Dillon, Izzy finds her life swirling out of control. Coerced into putting out to help Cody, Izzy finds she is one in a long line of girls ensnared in prostitution, with no way to escape. Believing that her mother will come for her, Izzy manages to fight back and, when the chance appears, make a run for it.

Published by Orca Book Publishers

“Carrie Mac is a strong new voice in Canadian YA lit… Charmed is the gold standard of what hi-lo titles can be. **** Highly Recommended” – Canadian Review of Materials