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Preview — Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block
Weetzie Bat (Weetzie Bat #1)
Fifteen years ago Francesca Lia Block made a dazzling entrance into the literary scene with what would become one of the most talked-about books of the decade; Weetzie Bat. This poetic roller coaster swoop has a sleek new design to match its new sister and brother books, Goat Girls and Beautiful Boys. Rediscover the magic of Weetzie Bat, Ms. Block's sophisticated, slinkst...more
the excitement of living my life is that i am always surprised by how i will respond; the world is a big exciting oyster of possibility.
this book has everything going against my expected tastes: slick language, "cool" protagonist ...more
The characters are extremely one-dimensional,and all the problems that th ...more
My wishes were not granted, mostly. I was prepared to read a short, but pleasantly shocking, quirky urban young adult fantasy novel of the ageless sort. Something that has earned being referenced in every other modern fairytale review. But I was disappointed by something s ...more
Lily (Witch Baby)
My Secret Agent Lover Man
Raphael Chong Jah-Love
and just for good measure
All these crazy cool character names...makes Scoobs sound soo...
But damn it, it reads like bad fanfiction.
Simple (bordering on childish) sentence structure, weird plot points, absurd humor. Things that happen that should bring about some character development but instead are just used as a plot point to bring characters to another scene or another conclusio ...more
It pretty much holds up. If anything, it's even *more* impressive to me, now, that someone was able to publish a lush but spare novel (I think it should be called a novel, even though it must clock in at not much more than 10,000 words) for tweens that deals with topics like gay love, AID ...more
In my opinion, this book was just...crazy. Some pretty crazy shit went down in this. I honestly can't explain it any better than that. It was a short read, and kind of a whirlwind of events. Characters aren't exactly complex, nor did they seem developed. All in all, not a good read, and wouldn't recommend it.
Spoiler: it never got less awful. And now my face hurts from grimacing this long.
Are these characters supposed to be this unlikeable? I mean, I know they're supposed to be just DARLING levels of rebellious cool. That much is clear. I mean, they wear kimonos and Indian headdresses so obviously they're really unique. And t ...more
I've heard that this is a beloved series, but I honestly can't see why. The main character was a teenage girl who's goal in life was to be a mom and live with her gay best friend. Living with the gay best friend aside, when the character got pregnant, it was treated as a celebration, and not dealt with as it should ha ...more
This book probably had a bigger impact on me than any other single thing I've ever read, before or since.
She has lived in the city all her life, and still resides there with her daughter, Jasmine Angelina (about whom she wrote her book Guarding the Moon), her son Samuel Alexander, and her two dogs: a spr ...more