Dirty Little Angels
on March 20, 2012
"Dirty Little Angels" by Chris Tusa, is an interesting dark novel about a teenage girl name Hailey Trosclair and her family. She grows up in a poor, distressed community in New Orleans (similar to post Hurricane Katrina) where many problems are bigger than she (drugs, violence, sex, crime) is but Hailey fights to keep it all together after losing her faith in god.
Her mom has become a recluse after a miscarriage her dad spends most of her time drinking and gambling and her brother has gotten involved with some very shady men. Hailey is not perfect she’s empathetic but very angry and wants someone or something to blame.
In my opinion the characters could have used a little more background and depth, some were flat while other exploded off the page. I was left wanting more from this story and Tusa, I felt that there was so much more to tell about Hailey and it left me a little empty.
I know it was a short story but I think it would make a fantastic book.