Baby Be-Bop by Francesca Lia Block
(Weetzie Bat)

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Dirk MacDonald, a sixteen-year-old boy living in Los Angeles, comes to terms with being gay after he receives surreal storytelling visitations from his dead father and great-grandmother.


About Francesca Lia Block

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Francesca Lia Block, winner of the prestigious Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award, is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling books, including Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books, Roses and Bones: Myths, Tales and Secrets, and the adult novel The Elementals. Her work has been translated and published around the world. She lives in Los Angeles with her two children.  Learn about her books and writing classes at
Published November 9, 2010 by HarperTeen. 116 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Gay & Lesbian. Fiction

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 A powerful story of a gay teenager troubled not so much by the fact of his sexual preference as by its loneliness. ``Dirk had known it since he could remember.'' Determined not to be hurt by ``it''he has seen sorrow in the eyes of his grandmother Fifi's friends, Martin and Merlinhe has built up...

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Baby Be-Bop (Weetzie Bat)

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Embroidering her prose with lushly romantic imagery, Block returns to the world of Weetzie Bat for this keenly felt story. A prequel of sorts to Weetzie Bat, the novel opens while Weetzie's best frien

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