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Francesca Lia Block weetzie bat For my father, Irving Alexander Block contents Weetzie and Dirk 1 Duck Hunting Francesca Lia Block. About the Author Other Books by Francesca Lia Block Credits Cover Copyright About the Publisher. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. An offbeat heroine shares a Hollywood cottage Weetzie Bat - Kindle edition by Francesca Lia Block. Download it. 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.

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This is the only fiction book on the list but I couldn't not include it. Weetzie. Bat is a punk rock fairy tale about coming of age, choosing love, and designing a. Weetzie Bat, published in by Francesca Lia Block, was heralded in In retrospect, one thing is almost certain: with Weetzie Bat, postmodernism had. Read/Download Weetzie Bat (Weetzie Bat, #1) by Francesca Lia Block PDF EPub Online Full Book.

The white-haired waitress served them canned fruit cocktail, sugar-glazed rolls, and pink sherbet before the turkey came. They had apple pie afterward. Not a good idea. You, I mean. Still seeing him? He reminded her of a cigarette. I hate the palm trees. They look like stupid birds. Everyone lies around in the sun like dead fishes. I go back to my little hotel room and my sad bed and feel sorry for myself. Saving all my pennies. Still no work. But I keep hoping.

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This book was just odd and then tried to have By Whitney TrompeterThis book was just odd and then tried to have a meaningful, but too on the nose, message at the end. 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.

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From Publishers WeeklyAn offbeat heroine shares a Hollywood cottage with three equally quirky companions; in PW 's words, "Block's first book is related in a breezy, knowing voice; her strange and sparkling tribute to growing up in L. Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc. From School Library JournalGrade 10 Up-- A brief, off-beat tale that has great charm, poignancy, and touches of fantasy.

Weetzie, now 23, is a child of Hollywood who hated high school but loves the memories of Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin, plastic palm-tree wallets, and the roller-skating waitresses at Tiny Naylor's. She wears a bleached-blond flattop and Harlequin sunglasses, covers her '50s taffeta dresses in glittery poetry, and sews fringe down the sides of her minis in sympathy with the plight of the Indian.

Nobody understands her, least of all her divorced bicoastal parents, until she meets Dirk, who takes her slamdancing at the hot clubs in L. Weetzie Bat won the Phoenix Award from the Children's Literature Association as the best English-language children's book that did not win a major award when it was originally published twenty years earlier.

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It is named for the mythical bird phoenix , which is reborn from its ashes, to suggest the book's rise from obscurity. Criticism of Weetzie Bat focuses primarily on the appropriateness of the subject matter for the young adult reader. Weetzie Bat describes gay marriage, children out of wedlock, abortion, common-law marriage, and the AIDS epidemic, in language that makes it accessible to the pre-teen and early teen reader.

Michael Cart states "Francesca Lia Block's Weetzie Bat HarperCollins is not only a classic of gay fiction but also one of the most memorable of all young adult novels.

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Weetzie Bat was put on the banned book list by one group because they did not approve of Block's "ideas and views on a variety of issues surrounding alternative lifestyles" according to the B. Censorship Watch of American Libraries.

Critics [ who? Platzer offers this as explanation:.

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We think of these books as "a find" and imagine a time when we will be in a position to pass them on to just-the-right kids. For now though, we'll share them with our friends. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Weetzie Bat Front cover of unknown edition. Children's literature portal Speculative fiction portal. Children's Literature Association. Retrieved See also the current homepage "Phoenix Award". American Libraries.

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