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A compelling, whimsical story that is fun to read again and again
on September 27, 2015
Still one of my favorite books. Do yourself a favor and instead buy Dangerous Angels, which has five of the Weetzie Bat books in it (including the first, Weetzie Bat). I don't mind supporting the author and buying both but if you have a limited budget, get the Dangerous Angels book instead.
This is a sweet little story of what I can only call a punk-rock-hippy girl finding love and family in Hollywood/Los Angeles, California. Francesca Lia Block's immersive storytelling and unique descriptive narrative drew me in even though I am not a fan of punk rock, hippies, or storybook romance. There is something compelling in this simple and relatively short book. The definition of whimsical, there are touches of fantasy amid liberal splashes of glitter, feathers, flowers, and vivid colors.
It only takes a few hours to read at a decent speed. Definitely give it a try.