7 edition of Weetzie Bat found in the catalog.
July 6, 2004 by HarperCollins .
Written in English
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''Weetzie Bat'' by Francesca Lia Block is a punk, young adult fairy tale, an ingeniously lyrical narrative of two friends, Weetzie and Dirk, who weave a nest of Hollywood illusions and hard-core loyalty. Weetzie's unhappily divorced parents, Charlie and Brandy-Lynn Bat, take refuge in booze and drugs.
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It centers on a young girl and her best friend who are determined to find true love in Los Angeles. The book received rave reviews upon publication for its bold characterization, and it won the Phoenix Award from the Children’s. Punk flower-child Weetzie and her gay friend Dirk adventure through Hollywood's plastic fantasy land, finding solace from life's cruelties in their own loving household.
Weetzie and Dirk become best friends during expeditions to nightclubs, movies, and the beach; then both find their true loves in true fairy-tale fashion—with the aid of a genie. Weetzie Bat lived in a fairy-tale land of glitter, glitz, and coolness.
She had a bleached-blonde flat-top and pink sunglasses, and cruised around town with her best friend Dirk and her Slinkster Dog pooch in a 55 Pontiac named Jerry%(). Directed by Justin Kelly. With Anya Taylor-Joy, Nick Robinson, Sasha Lane, Keiynan Lonsdale. Buy a cheap copy of Weetzie Bat book by Francesca Lia Block.
Ten 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 Free shipping over $/5(5). Weetzie Bat addresses the realities of growing up through the eyes of carefree Weetzie Bat.
The book is magical; Weetzie seems to go from teen to adult, but her age is never addressed. Cherokee is somehow the embodiment of all 4 of her parents, and infidelity is forgiven so that love may win out.
—New York Times Book Review “Magnificent.” —Village Voice “Sparkling.” —Publishers Weekly. Francesca Lia Block’s dazzling debut novel, Weetzie Bat, is not only a genre-shattering, critically acclaimed gem, it's also widely recognized as a classic of young adult literature, having captivated readers for generations/5(92).
When Weetzie is granted three wishes by a genie, she discovers that there are unexpected ramifications.
Winner of the prestigious Phoenix Award, Weetzie Bat is a beautiful, poetic work of magical realism that is perfect for fans of Laura Ruby, Neil Gaiman, and Kelly Link. Reading Group Guide. About The Book: Dangerous Angels brings together in one volume all five of Francesca Lia Block's celebrated novels about Weetzie Bat and her nontraditional L.A.
family of musicians and filmmakers. Populated by fascinating characters, filled with the magic, and occasional misery of the creative life and enriched by themes of the redemptive power of love, respect for the /5(98). Weetzie Bat has been chosen for school reading lists across the nation.
It is an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. Alyssa Bresnahan’s spirited narration highlights the sparkling language and sizzling images of this utterly original book.
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On the last page, Weetzie and Dirk and Duck and Secret Agent Lover Man are raising the next generation of Weetzie Bat book characters - their children Cherokee Bat and her half-sister Witch Baby.
Preview of Weetzie Bat Summary: Weetzie Bat reads like a Grimm's fairy tale in a Disneyesque setting, combining the magical wonder of Disney with Grimm's sometimes harsh reality. It introduces Weetzie, a young woman who leads an unconventional life.
The “Most Los Angeles Books Ever”~ Buzzfeed “One of the most original books of the last ten years.”~ The Los Angeles Times Always hip without ever losing her bracing naivete, way cool without a cynical bone in her body, [Weetzie] careens across a shimmering '80s Wonderland of futuristic diners and retro-martini lounges and exotic hot dog stands that's half Hell-A and half Shangri-L.A.
In the first book of the young adult series that helped to define adolescence in the s, Los Angeles is a magical town where fairy tales are real. When Weetzie Bat learns that her best friend Dirk is gay, the two immediately begin going out to pick up guys together/ Books This Cult Classic YA Book Is About To Become Your Favorite Movie 'Weetzie Bat' is finally hitting Hollywood and MTV News caught up with the author.
“Transcendent.” —New York Times Book Review“Magnificent.” —Village Voice“Sparkling.” —Publishers WeeklyFrancesca Lia Block’s dazzling debut novel, Weetzie Bat, is not only a genre-shattering, critically acclaimed gem, it's also widely recognized as a classic of young adult literature, having captivated readers for generations.
Get this from a library. Weetzie Bat. [Francesca Lia Block] -- Follows the wild adventures of Weetzie Bat and her Los Angeles friends, Dirk, Duck, and My-Secret-Agent-Lover-Man.
Weetzie Bat creates her own family and home in this candy-punk urban fairy tale. Peppered with real and faux pop-culture references, Weetzie's world is in over-bright technicolor, and you will either love its fancy or hate it. Personally, the rhythm of the language and the /5(). Author Information: Weetzie Bat was author Francesca Lia Block’s first novel, written while she was in college.
She is primarily a YA author who concentrates on the Los Angeles area and a recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Library Association (ALA).
Weetzie Bat, by Francesca Lia Block, is beautiful, lyrical and magical. I loved the characters in this story, with their fearlessness, joy and choice to love above all else.
And I loved the character of L.A., which the book seemed to be a love song to/5(99). The Los Angeles Review of Books is a (c)(3) nonprofit. mentioned a book called Weetzie Bat. “It’s about this girl who gets a genie and wishes for. Weetzie Bat‘s opening sentence, “The reason Weetzie Bat hated high school was because no one understood,” is a little too obvious, encapsulating every tale of teen angst from Catcher in the Author: Gwynedd Stuart.
Weetzie Bat wasn’t the first book to truly resonate with me, but it was the one that made the deepest cut and the one that made me realize that loving a book is great, but loving an author is better.
When I realized that Weetzie Bat was just the first. “Transcendent.” —New York Times Book Review “Magnificent.” —Village Voice “Sparkling.” —Publishers Weekly Francesca Lia Block’s dazzling debut novel, Weetzie Bat, is not only a genre-shattering, critically acclaimed gem, it's also widely recognized as a classic of young adult literature, having captivated readers for generations/5(28).
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“Francesca Lia Block is a bright, golden thread in the literary landscape of Los Angeles. I have looked to her novels as inspiration for myself as a writer; she is a wizard of metaphor and imagery while at the same time deftly constructing stories that compel a reader forward.
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Francesca Lia Block is a Lot More than Weetzie Bat Like many women of my generation, I first encountered Block via the books in her Weetzie Bat series: a collection of novellas about a girl—at first teenaged, eventually a twentysomething mother of two—navigating the wilds of s Los Angeles, which Block figures as a punk wonderland of.
Weetzie Bat contains many characters, some of whom, like Marilyn Monroe and other stars, are implied rather than actually present in the story; characters who do appear include a genie, a convertible named Jerry, a rubber chicken, a slinkster dog, and a variety of "wrong Ducks." The main characters are Weetzie and her extended family.
When Weetzie is granted three wishes by a genie, she discovers that there are unexpected ramifications. Winner of the prestigious Phoenix Award, Weetzie Bat is a beautiful, poetic work of magical realism that is perfect for fans of Laura Ruby, Neil Gaiman, and Kelly Link.
WEETZIE BAT AND THE DANGEROUS ANGELS Director Brian Gaskill Screenplay by Francesca Lia Block, based on her novel WEETZIE BAT Video Margo Butera and Christina Nova Zych. This is a book trailer that I created for a class. Thanks to Flickr and.
Previous installments of the series can be found recently: Roll of Thunder, Hear My ow is Jaya’s birthday; make her feel appreciated. For most of my life, when I heard someone talk about Weetzie Bat, I assumed it was a book about an actual bat.I imagined something like an anthropomorphic fruit bat: small, cute, not something that’s going to want to suck your blood.
Adapt This: Francescia Lia Block's 'Weetzie Bat' I first discovered this book as a junior in college and while I wished that it had fallen into my hands as a teenager, as an older reader I think I.Weetzie Bat has been chosen for school reading lists across the nation.
It is an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. Alyssa Bresnahan's spirited narration highlights the sparkling language and sizzling images of this utterly original book.