Weetzie Bat (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 128 pages
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Fifteen years ago Francesca Lia Block made a dazzling entrance into the literary scene with what would become one of the most talked-about books of the decade: Weetzie Bat. This poetic roller coaster swoop has a sleek new design to match its new sister and brother books, Goat Girls and Beautiful Boys. Rediscover the magic of Weetzie Bat, Ms. Blocks sophisticated, slinkster-cool love song to L.A.the book that shattered the standard, captivated readers of all generations, and made Francesca Lia Block one of the most heralded authors of the last decade.

  

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The language is great, almost prose poetry. - LibraryThing
I give it a 4Q because the pace was sometimes rushed. - LibraryThing
The writing is incredible, stylized and fairy tale-ish. - LibraryThing
I missed having character development. - LibraryThing
It's sometimes difficult to explain Block's writing. - LibraryThing
In the most basic form Weetzie Bat is a love story. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - alicen3 - LibraryThing

Reading Weetzie Bat felt like immersing oneself in someone else's daydream. There was an ethereal quality to the writing that made situation that might have been conflicting and traumatic easy and ... Read full review

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User Review  - abrial2433 - LibraryThing

VOYA Ratings: 3Q, 3P Weetzie Bat is a strange and dream-like world where "love is a dangerous angel" and wishes comes true, mostly anyway. Addressing issues of sexuality and coming of age struggles ... Read full review

Contents

Weetzie and Dirk
1
Duck Hunting
10
Weetzie and Her Dad at
16
Fifis Genie
24
Duck
32
Weetzie Wants a Baby
46
Witch Baby
66
ShangriL A
80
Love Is a Dangerous Angel
96
Copyright

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Page 28 - I wish for a Duck for Dirk, and My Secret Agent Lover Man for me, and a beautiful little house for us to live in happily ever after.
Page 109 - But love and disease are both like electricity. . . . They are always there you can't see or smell or hear, touch, or taste them, but you know they are there like a current in the air. We can choose, Weetzie thought, we can choose to plug into the love current instead
Page 2 - She was a skinny girl with a bleach-blonde flat-top. Under the pink Harlequin sunglasses, strawberry lipstick, earrings dangling charms, and sugarfrosted eye shadow she was really almost beautiful. Sometimes she wore Levi's with white-suede fringe sewn down the legs and a feathered Indian headdress, sometimes old fifties' taffeta dresses covered with poetry written in glitter, or dresses made of kids' sheets printed with pink piglets or Disney characters.
Page 1 - The reason Weetzie Bat hated high school was because no one understood. They didn't even realize where they were living. They didn't care that Marilyn's prints were practically in their backyard at Graumann's; that you could buy tomahawks and plastic palm tree wallets at Farmer's Market, and the wildest, cheapest cheese and bean and hot dog and pastrami burritos at Oki Dogs; that the waitresses wore skates at the Jetson-style Tiny Naylor's; that there was a fountain that turned tropical soda-pop...
Page 44 - A kiss about apple pie a 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.
Page 92 - You are my Marilyn. You are my lake full of fishes. You are my sky set, my 'Hollywood in Miniature," my pink Cadillac, my highway, my martini, the stage for my heart to rock and roll on, the screen where my movies light up,
Page 56 - And that was how Weetzie and Dirk and Duck made the baby - well, at least that was how it began, and no one could be sure if that was really the night, but that comes later on (Block 1989,46-7).
Page 26 - Never mind. Okay. I wish for world peace," Weetzie said. "I'm sorry," the genie said. "I can't grant that wish. It's out of my league. Besides, one of your world leaders would screw it up immediately.
Page 8 - Who, what, when, where, how well, not how" Weetzie said. "It doesn't matter one bit, honey-honey," she said, giving him a hug. Dirk took a swig of his drink. "But you know I'll always love you the best and think you are a beautiful, sexy girl,

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About the author (2009)

Francesca Lia Block, winner of the prestigious Margaret A. Edwards Award, is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling books, including Weetzie Bat; the book collections Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books and Roses and Bones: Myths, Tales, and Secrets; the illustrated novella House of Dolls; the vampire romance novel Pretty Dead; and the gothic werewolf novel The Frenzy. Her work is published around the world.

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