Girl Goddess #9: Nine Stories

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HarperCollins, Feb 1, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 181 pages
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Meet lady ivory and alabaster duchess, who interview their favorite rock star, Nick Agate, only to discover the magic and power in themselves. Meet Tuck Budd, who is happy living in Manhattan with her two moms, Izzy and Anastasia, until she begins to wonder who her father is. Meet La, who faces the loss of her mother with the help of a imaginary androgynous blue friend who lives in her closet. Zingingly bright and dreamily dark, full of wonder and gritty reality, these stories by acclaimed author Francesca Lia block show the reader that in every girl there is truly a goddess.

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User Review  - rschwed - LibraryThing

Collection of 9 stories by Francesca Lia Block includes two stories that (as described by Cart and Jenkins): "Winnie and Cubby" is about a girl whose boyfriend comes out to her. "Dragons in Manhattan ... Read full review

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

Gorgeous. Edgy, preternaturally aware adolescents stalk these pages like tigers. These short stories are as full as many novels. Where was Block when I was 14? Oh, right. Wikipedia says she was busy ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Francesca Lia Block was born in Los Angeles, California on December 3, 1962. She graduated from the University of California Berkeley and wrote her first book, Weetzie Bat, while a student there. It was published in 1989. Her other young adult works include Baby Be-Bop, Violet and Claire, How to (Un)cage a Girl, and The Waters and the Wild. She is also the author of the Weetzie Bat series. She has won several awards including the Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Library Association in 2005 and the Phoenix Award.

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