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Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block
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Mar 07, 2008

really liked it
Read in June, 2001

My sister gave me her copy of this book as I prepared my move to Los Angeles. In its simplest for it is a fairy tale. Ms. Block coated the Los Angeles of the 80's and 90's in a thick coat of glitter and filled it with characters that seem to float on each page. The names alone give the idea of how twee this book can get. Our heroine's name is Weetzie and she is every woman: artist, designer, waitress, punk, mother. Her counterbalance boyfriend is My Secret Agent Lover Man who dresses in black and sinks into pools of despair. Children arrive, Cherokee Bat and Witch Baby. At times the plot sinks back to earth, like when Weetzie leaves her glitter-filled snow globe to visit her father in New York. Still, landing is very different than bursting, and this bubbly remains intact through to the end where Weetzie is satisfied with a life that ends "Happily".
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message 1: by Connie (new)

Connie So, Megan, I was at the Goodwill looking for Magic Treehouse Books to add to those blasted bookbins at school and a copy of Weetzie Bat literally jumped off the shelf into my hands. Nick Nornby says he doesn't have any use for a person who can't take 90 minutes to read this book, so here I go...

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