scout cook's Reviews > Girl Goddess #9: Nine Stories
by Francesca Lia Block (Goodreads Author), Steve Scott
bookshelves: 80s, advice, girlyish, grade-8-ir-books-rick, life-problems
Meet La, whose mom commit suicide when La was really little. Meet Tuck, who doesn't know who her dad is but knows both of her moms. Meet Pony and Pixie, girls who are closer than sisters who aren't even best friends. Meet Winnie, who is in love with Cubby. Meet Cubby, who doesn't know how to deal with his issues in an honest way. I met all of these people (and more) in Girl Goddess #9, a book about all the Goddesses among the random world. Girls of all ages with all sorts of problems. From nine year olds with moms who killed themselves out of insanity, to guys in their mid-20's thru mid-thirties who just found out that this girl that they were obsessively in love with in highschool (who was also their best friend) OD'ed on heroine a year after graduation.
I can connect this book to myself. A lot of the time I just want to run away with everything and go and hang out with my friends and just have them all in the same place and we'll just do whatever we can to get away from whatever it is trying to get to us and just be all together and just THERE. Like, just searching for whatever we want or whatever we need to search for. Tuck, Winnie and Cubby, and Pony & Pixie can actually do this. Tuck goes searching for her dad. Winnie and Cubby are just getting away from everything. Pony and Pixie can just do basically whatever. I really envy all of them, especially Pony and Pixie.
I gave this book five stars because it was really good and it was really well writen, like the girls had actually written it. It wasn't like the grownup was trying to be a kid or anything, but it really sounded like the people who were the main-characters of the stories were telling it. It also made me think about the differences in time, even if its just a decade or so. I would reccomend this to anyone who likes adventure, romance, and randomness :).