Baby Be-Bop by Francesca Lia Block

Baby Be-Bop is the last novelette in the Weetzie series included in the Dangerous Angels collection. Sadly, it’s also the weakest. Baby Be-Bop tells Dirk’s story. Cherokee’s maybe-dad and Weetzie best friend he’s the reason these books are often challenged or banned in school libraries, because he’s gay. On one hand I can see Baby […]

Missing Angel Juan by Francesca Lia Block

*Apologies as I accidentally set this and the review for Baby Be-Bop to save as draft instead of scheduling it to be posted this week.* Missing Angel Juan is the best Weetzie book, in my opinion. First it’s the only one in first person. Second it’s another story from Witch Baby, who is my favorite […]

Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys by Francesca Lia Block

Book one (Weetzie Bat) was a modern fairy tale, book two (Witch Baby) was more akin to the Grimm tales. This tale (book three) still has that surreal fantasy-feel, but it heads straight for the Aesop’s fables section. Magic just seems to find Cherokee Bat. Maybe it’s because of how hard her mother Weetzie worked […]

Witch Baby by Francesca Lia Block

Witch Baby is likely my favorite of Block’s books. (I say likely because I haven’t read them all…yet.) Less hipster/fairy tale than Weetzie Bat, it centers on the black sheep of the family, Lily aka Witch Baby. A dark-fae child born at a dark time Witch Baby is obsessed with the tragedies of life. In […]