Pink Smog by Francesca Lia Block
Becoming Weetzie Bat

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The Weetzie of “Pink Smog” has not yet become as magical as the girl in “Weetzie Bat,” but fans of the first novel should find plenty to appreciate in her evolution.
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Pink Smog, the long-awaited prequel to Francesca Lia Block's groundbreaking novel Weetzie Bat, was praised as "an intoxicating mix of mystery, fantasy, and romance" by ALA Booklist in a starred review. Weetzie Bat is one of the seminal young adult novels of the '90s and continues to be an iconic treasure for teens everywhere. Now Pink Smog reintroduces a whole new generation to the eponymous Weetzie Bat—before she was Weetzie. Against the backdrop of a Los Angeles teeming with magical realism, Louise Bat struggles to find a way to deal with life after her father's unceremonious departure.

Longtime fans and newfound readers alike will fall in love with Francesca Lia Block's beautifully crafted and brutally honest world. Maggie Stiefvater, New York Times bestselling author of The Raven Boys, proclaimed "Pink Smog sparkles and obscures; it's a glorious mirage, like the city it pays homage to."

 

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 francescaliablock.com.
 
Published January 24, 2012 by HarperTeen. 213 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction
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Reviewed by Maggie Stiefvater on Feb 10 2012

The Weetzie of “Pink Smog” has not yet become as magical as the girl in “Weetzie Bat,” but fans of the first novel should find plenty to appreciate in her evolution.

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