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Part myth, part dream, and all enchantment, Francesca Lia Block has blessed her glitter fans with another darkly fantastical tale of Los Angeles, "a city of magicians, movie queens, love-struck clowns." On this particular magic carpet ride, Block follows the sad footsteps of Echo, a Hollywood baby born of a dark-souled artist father and an effervescent mother whose impossible beauty likens her to an angel. Echo, who believes that "the only things I know how to do well are shoplift, kiss and dance," feels excluded from her extraordinary parents' perfect love for each other. So she sets out alone to try and fill the cavernous void inside. During her travels, Echo meets a broken angel, iron-pumping vampires, and the fairy daughter of a rock star. Are these figures real? Echo believes in them, and so will the reader, as Block's melodious prose leaves no choice but to accept them as true. Echo finally finds her own true "love-boy" when she learns to look for love within instead of searching for validation through her drugs of choice: food, sex, or doomed relationships. Told in a myriad of voices that belong to Echo, her parents, lovers, and friends, these interconnected short stories are a visual feast of intoxicatingly hip images where the city of Los Angeles is as much a character as the outrageous people that populate its movie-star mansions. Echo's story of salvation will appeal not only to eyeliner-wearing club kids, but to any older teen who's ever felt insecure and lonely in a world full of kissing couples and Hallmark holidays. (Ages 13 and older) --Jennifer Hubert --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"Block moves to a new level of complexity without sacrificing accessibility for this exquisitely wrought coming-of-age story," wrote PW in a starred review. All ages. (Aug.)
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Simply beautifully written coming of age story. I've read it 3 times all in different stages of my life. The latest time really hit home.Published 16 days ago by Pamela Delarosa
Echo is a beautiful book full of metaphor and lush descriptions---a perfect YA novel that does not condescend to the reader---a triumph and tribute to the transformative power of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Constance Plumley
Echo is one of Ms. Block's longer stories. Its shifting storyline bounces back and forth across time and jumps between perspectives, always returning to first person when Echo is... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Swank Ivy
I'm usually a fan of Block's but I found Echo a little confusing and had a hard time tracking with the story.
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It was faster then what I expected :) it had given me a later day, but it felt like I order it and got it.Published on April 29, 2013 by Sexy Sandy
I tried reading several books by Francesca Lia Block, and I couldn't stand most of them. But this one hit the sweet spot. Read morePublished on February 18, 2013 by Aurora Grace
This is the absolute best book ever. I've read it five times, and it never gets old. The characters, the scenes, their struggles. It's magical.Published on May 15, 2011 by B. Evans
This is the first book by Block that I have ever read. I instantly fell in love with her writing and have recently bought two more of her books. Read morePublished on March 3, 2010 by K. Cottrill