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Weetzie Bat
Weetzie Bat | Francesca Lia Block
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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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ahoffkosik
Weetzie Bat | Francesca Lia Block
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When Francesca Lia Block‘s Weetzie Bat was published in 1989, it was more than beautifully written... it was progressive in its content! It explores identity, sexuality, addiction, and AIDS, and is a celebration of transcendent love, acceptance, and inclusivity. I welcomed author/illustrator Maia Kobabe to my podcast to discuss this gem of a book further! We chat about queer themes, cancel culture, and found family. Link to listen in bio!

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emtobiasz
Weetzie Bat | Francesca Lia Block
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Mehso-so

Lyrical, ephemeral, and fable-like. Magic and love and their hearts‘ desires drop in and out of the characters‘ lives. I can see the appeal of Weetzie Bat and company, but it‘s not for me. The book broke ground in 1989 for its depiction of #lgbt characters who don‘t end tragically, and its treatment of AIDS (never named in the book). Reading it in 2018, though, I can‘t get over the repeated casual Native appropriation. #ya #yaclassics

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TheKidUpstairs
Weetzie Bat | Francesca Lia Block
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Dropped some books at my nearest #LittleFreeLibrary this morning and said #YouretheOnethatIWant to these reads!

#JuneItsElectrifying @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

AlaMich Scugog wins for best island name!! 🏆 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love Willie!!! 💙💙💙 1y
vkois88 Nice! 1y
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Oftheashirise
Weetzie Bat | Francesca Lia Block
Mehso-so

Charming. Quick. Nothing too strong to impact me.

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AnneCecilie
Weetzie Bat | Francesca Lia Block
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Some of the books I read when I was #seventeen #novemberbythenumbers

JoeStalksBeck Nice! 2y
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slategreyskies
Weetzie Bat | Francesca Lia Block
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I'm starting this tonight. Has anyone else read it? It looks like it will be a fun read! :)

PatriciaU I ❤ Weetzie and her whole crew. I hope you enjoy! 2y
mrp27 I liked it enough. I look forward to reading the rest of the Weetzie Bat books. 2y
mandapants I loved all the books in this series. I ate them up. 2y
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Grimscythe
Weetzie Bat | Francesca Lia Block
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Wut?

Leniverse 😂 2y
LeslieO Read that years ago! Love Weetzie Bat! 2y
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Brenley
Weetzie Bat | Francesca Lia Block
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The first and last books are on my #TBR otherwise my #pinkcovers for Day 13 of #riotgrams are all ones I've read before.

bookishkris When we Rise is SO good. I really loved it, and I'm excited for the miniseries in 2 weeks. 3y
Brenley @bookishkris awesome! I saw it promoted at the bookstore so I will definitely bump it up on my list! 3y
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Minskolar
Weetzie Bat | Francesca Lia Block
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"But love and disease are both like electricity, Weetzie thought. They are always there--you can't see or smell or hear, touch, or taste them, but you know they are there like currents in the air. We can choose, Weetzie thought, we can choose to plug into the love current instead."

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AshleyS
Weetzie Bat | Francesca Lia Block
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I don't have any quotes, but this tattoo is based on the magic lamp in Weetzie Bat.

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CherylDeFranceschi
Weetzie Bat | Francesca Lia Block
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A character that I would dress up as is my heroine, Weetzie Bat. Slinkster earth mama goddess Weetzie. All the love. ❤️❤️❤️ #booktober

Lindy More ❤️❤️❤️ for Weetzie Bat from me. 3y
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Exlibrisbitsy
Weetzie Bat | Francesca Lia Block
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With names like Weetzie Bat, Witch Baby, Dirk, Duck and Secret Agent Lover Man this #urbanfantasy is just chock full of some of my #bestcharactername picks. My favorite though is Raphael Chong Jah-Love, it's just fun to say! #booktober

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CherylDeFranceschi
Weetzie Bat | Francesca Lia Block
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I will always and forever have a #girlcrush on Weetzie. She is my slam-glam punk rock slinkster goddess spirit sister. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️#octphotochallenge

Chessa Yesssss. But for me, I think it's Witch Baby.❤️ 3y
CherylDeFranceschi @Chessa My kitty is named Lily after Witch Baby! I love her so much! But I'm more the mom who used to be a punkette. 3y
Chessa I love it!!! 😻 3y
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CherylDeFranceschi
Weetzie Bat | Francesca Lia Block
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Pickpick

My #WCW is Francesca Lia Block. Her YA books always have kick-ass females. Her writing is truly magical. I've read her books over and over and over and I've given away so many copies of Weetzie Bat to people that I used to keep six copies in the house at all times. If you've never read anything by her, try something. She writes some pretty hot adult erotica, too! 😜

shelf-devoted I loved her stuff in high school (and a bit beyond) but haven't read any in years! Must be time for a revisit. 3y
Britafish Weetzie Bat!! FLB is amazing, she was very important to me in high school. 3y
readinginthedark I read I Was a Teenage Fairy in high school and liked it, but it didn't strike me the same way when I re-read it later. What I'm really interested to read is her Curse Workers series! 3y
thesaurusrex Yes!! I blew through everything of hers they had at the library when I was in high school. Loved it 3y
BookishFeminist She sounds awesome! I've never read her stuff but will definitely fix that w your awesome rec. 👍🏼😊 3y
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joellemaxx
Weetzie Bat | Francesca Lia Block
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weetzie bat is all 'surprise!' bright colors, large text, and YA genre aside. weetzie is so loveable, but the genie and the grandma under the sand roof-plus all the other, out of nowhere characters- make this book worth it. plus, a loving tribute to an old hometown for any former LA native

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Rachtothesmy
Weetzie Bat | Francesca Lia Block

"Dirk saw him at an all boy party, kissing all the boys."

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