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. Blocks sophisticated, slinkste...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
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All these crazy cool character names...makes Scoobs sound soo...
The story works best as a parable about love and tolerance. It is not heavy on plot or language, but tha...more
Now for the contemporary issues presented by Block. She some how made everything seem slightly inconsequential. She trie...more
Except, I just reread it and I loved it. I ab...more
Full disclosure: I've never been to Los Angeles. Or to California. Or to the US for that matter. Like many (most) Europeans though, I've been flooded with dream visions of those places. Reading Weetzie Bat felt exactly like living in the most fun and the most colourful of those.
I almost read it in one sitting. It's a very short book and the style...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
So far as I can tell people either adore or despise this book, so I can't tell you what to feel. However, at 70 pages it's not going to waste much of your time if you dislike it.
Weetzie's world is magical and helps you forget your troubles for an hour or so. I'd recommend it to my friends, not because the writing is prolific (it's n...more
Set in what seems to be a typical universe, with real cities and food options, this realism i...more
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
The story involves an older teen girl and her gay best friend Dirk, and how they wish for a house, lifelong love, and happiness. Los Angeles is like another character; many places in L.A. serve as the backdrop to the action, and it is also a...more
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