WITCH BABY LB (Weetzie Bat #2)
Witch Baby is my favorite character in the whole crazy Bat family. She is a black sheep, an outsider, a loner. She doesn’t want to stick her head in the sand and forget about the troubles in the world, or pretend they don’t exist. She doesn’t try and use smo ...more
I was attracted to this writer's playful, fantasy-world language and lavish, beautifully descriptive style of writing, initially, and from the first page of Witch Baby I felt surrounded by beauty and immersed in the story's exuberance instantl ...more
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'Everyone does,' Angel Juan says. 'My mother says that pain is hidden in everyone you see. She says try to imagine it like big bunches of flowers that everyone is carrying around with them. Think of your pain like a big bunch of red roses, a beautiful thorn necklace. Everyone has one.'"
This is leaps and bounds beyond Weetzie Bat in terms of plot and characterization and, like its predecessor, reads ...more
There's not a lot I can say about Francesca's stories that I haven't said before. Witch Baby is unique, it's lyrical, and the heart of the characters leaps off the page and grabs you by the throat (but in a good way).
This is a flawless sequel to Weetzie Bat. Whether reading this as an adolescent or an adult, this novel ...more
Anyway, 20 years later, after I now know about Francesca Lia Block's struggles with an eating disorder, after I see the danger and weirdness of the positive racial stereotype characters in the book, I still can't help but love this book the most, because how could I ...more
This sequel centers on the character I initially cared least about (I resented her very existence toward the end of Weetzie Bat) but it resonated with me emotionally in an unexpected way. This book somehow gets it- that snarled feeling deep in your chest of wanting love and not being able to ask for it, of feeling left out in a family of people who love you. If you’ve ever hidden and watched at a party, or been very young and jealous of the love that ...more
Witch Baby carries a bat-shaped backpack and wears black cowboy-boot roller skates. Why didn't I have cool stuff like that when I was a kid?
In Witch Baby, we get to know not only Witch Baby, but Dirk and Duck a little better. Witch Baby has grown into a dark, snarly child. She sees all that's ...more
While Weetzie Bat was from Weetzie's point of view, Witch Baby is from the perspective of Weetzie's almost-daughter, Witch Baby. In Weetzie Bat, Weetzie, Duck, and Dirk find a baby in a basket on their front porch and they take her in. Now she's grown up a bit (again, no age is given) and she's off to try to f ...more
Witch Baby takes place in Los Angeles, California, sometime in the mid 1980's. The main character and also basic subject of the story, Witch Baby Bat, is a young girl who feels like an outcast in her own family. She feels as if she is nothing like her family, and as if they don't understand her. She runs away from home multiple times, and takes us on many exciting journeys. She is made extremely depressed multiple times throughout the whole book, which only captivates the reader more!
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I thought the book was a little strange. However, I do like the points that it makes about the struggles of Duck and Dirk coming out to Duck's family as being in a same-sex relation ...more
It wasn't as exciting or cool as Weetzie Bat, but maybe that's because I'm used to FLB's style by now. Sometimes it was hard to figure out exactly what was going on or where something was situated. Basically, I couldn't always visualize w ...more
I can not get enough of the names of the key players...Weetzie Bat and Dirk and Duck and Cherokee and
Witch Baby. Soulful situations...lovely stories. A truly yummy book.
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