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Girl Goddess #9 by Francesca Lia Block
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it was amazing

I LOVED this book.. I've had the book for a long time but have only read certain chapters out of it, here and there. I finally just read it all the way through, in pretty much a few sittings. It is a quick read with each chapter being a different story altogether. They are nice little vignettes with quirky characters who all seem to be longing for something.

The Longest excerpt of the whole book is Dragons in Manhattan which centers around the young character Tuck Budd who has 2 moms (Izzy and Anastasia). Finally one day she decides to go searching for her real father on the West Coast, from San Francisco to Hollywood.

Anyway, one thing I thought was especially interesting was a tidbit on page 50, where Tuck is searching for clues in an old box of photographs in her mother's closet.

"A picture that this purple eyed girl had taken of us once, at our Indian restaurant, a few years ago and sent us in the mail".

I think this is an easter egg in reference to Witch Baby (who is the only FLB character with purple eyes that has a camera)... and Girl Goddess was published a few years after Dangerous Angels. This little Easter Egg is so fascinating to me, and now I want to go back and read Missing Angel Juan (the excerpt of DA which is all about Witch Baby carrying a camera around NYC while looking for Angel Juan), just to see if there is any mention of WB photographing Tuck and her Moms... It's always cool to see small characters from one book stem off into their own spin off story...


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Reading Progress

February 20, 2016 – Started Reading
February 22, 2016 – Shelved
February 22, 2016 – Finished Reading

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