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Lanky lizards! The slinkster-cool novels in Francesca Lia Block's Weetzie Bat series have finally been compiled into one delicious volume. All of the ethereal, mesmerizing titles are here--Weetzie Bat, Witch Baby, Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys, Missing Angel Juan, and Baby Be-Bop--together like the big, beautiful family described on their pages. Block's unique, poetic style immediately draws readers into an intoxicating magical-realist world populated by empathetic, original characters (as well as a few ghosts, fairies, and genies): "He kissed her. A kiss about apple pie à la mode with the vanilla creaminess melting in the pie heat. A kiss about chocolate, when you haven't eaten chocolate in a year. A kiss about palm trees speeding by, trailing pink clouds when you drive down the Strip sizzling with champagne. A kiss about spotlights fanning the sky and the swollen sea spilling like tears all over your legs."
We cheer for these young women and men as they struggle with the universal trials of growing up, finding love, and letting go--all within the vivid, glittering, urban embrace of Los Angeles. Block's stories about finding yourself, being true to your dreams, and believing in what might seem impossible will inspire teens and adults alike with the resounding messages of hope and the transformative power of love. --Brangien Davis --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
“Magic is everywhere in Block’s lyrical and resonant fables. At once modern and mythic, her series deserves as much space as it can command of daydream nation’s shrinking bookshelves.” (Village Voice )
“A poetic series of books celebrating love, art, and the imagination, all in hyper-lyrical language.” (Spin )
“Transcendent.” (New York Times Book Review )
“Ms. Block’s far-ranging free association has been controlled and shaped...with sensual characters. The language is inventive Californian hip, but the patterns are compactly folkloristic and the theme is transcendent.” (New York Times Book Review )
A voice I've never heard before. Amazingly ahead of its time. Technicolor writingPublished 2 months ago by Stephanie L Willing
This is one of my favorite books of all time. And I read a lot of books. I read these when they came out as individual books when I was about 14 years old because Sassy had an... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Deborah Goldin
I'm now sharing these stories that I've loved so much with my pre-teen daughter. What magic and truth.Published 3 months ago by Maureen O'Leary Wanket
Didn't find the continuing saga to keep me as entertained as the first Weetzie Bat book.
Main thing though - I don't see this published as "teen" lit, which in my mind... Read more
i read it as a teenage and went back to visit it again as a 19 year old woman. okay all jokes aside. really read this book. i love it.Published 7 months ago by Veggie Head Cat Lady
If you are reading this and haven't read this book then STOP and buy it NOW!!! Francesca's way with words is perfect.Published 8 months ago by Alyssa Jill Harris
I first discovered Francesca Lia Block years ago through her book Weetzie Bat. I had randomly found a copy at my bookstore and figured it'd be a fast, fun read. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Robert Zimmermann