Since I was 15 years old, I have always owned a copy of this book. It explores the lives of girls and young ladies in way that no other author can capture. Starting in the eyes of a toddler that knows more than you would think, and spreading out over a lifetime of drinking, drugs, sex, boys, nail polish, proms, friendship, loss, and loneliness, it infiltrates the deepest secrets and mournings of every girl. And if Francesca Block didn't actually live through each of these betrayals of life, I would be surprised, because I have, and this is exactly what they feel like. Whether you are a teenage girl with purple hair looking for someone to be your new best friend, or a grown woman who remembers a past that not many want to talk about, you'll find your own voice is somewhere in these pages and when it speaks back to you, it will make you smile with tears in your eyes and sigh. Finally... someone understands.
great stories. Wonderful language.
A good read for young adults. I'd say 12-14 year olds. Anyone older might get a lil bored.
A wonderful book of short stories for young adults!
Meet Tweetie Sweet Pea and Peachy Pie, Jacaranda and Rave and Desiree...
Meet Lady Ivory and Alabaster Dutchess, 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 an 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 truly is a goddess.
The cutting-edge author of Weetzie Bat once again breaks new ground with Girl Goddess #9, nine stories about girl goddesses of every age and shape and color and size, wearing combat boots and spiky hair or dressed all in white. One girl has two moms, another has no mother at all but a strange blue skinned creature that lives in her closet. One is a rock star groupie, another loves dancing and reading poetry and having picnics in the backyard when the moon is full. These are stories about girls discovering that the world is not a simple place and that there is more than one way to live.
This book does have a sticker inside the cover from a previous owner. But it's not massive or anything.