Witch Baby

Witch Baby The second book in the Dangerous Angels series is an urban fairytale to touch your soul It isn t about slinkster dogs strawberry sundaes or sleeping on the beach It s Witch Baby s story and Witch Ba
  • Title: Witch Baby
  • Author: Francesca Lia Block
  • ISBN: 9781904233053
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Paperback
  • Witch Baby
    The second book in the Dangerous Angels series is an urban fairytale to touch your soul It isn t about slinkster dogs, strawberry sundaes, or sleeping on the beach It s Witch Baby s story and Witch Baby is different So maybe it s a book about not belonging About being outside, looking in.
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    About " Francesca Lia Block "

  • Francesca Lia Block

    Francesca Lia Block was born in Los Angeles to a poet and a painter, their creativity an obvious influence on her writing Another influence was her childhood love of Greek mythology and fairy tales She has lived in the city all her life, and still resides there with her daughter, Jasmine Angelina about whom she wrote her book Guarding the Moon , her son Samuel Alexander, and her two dogs a springer spaniel named Vincent Van Go Go Boots and a beagle mix named Thumper She left only to attend the University of California, Berkeley She has often professed her love of Los Angeles, calling it a Jasmine scented, jacaranda purple, neon sparked city, which she has nicknamed in her books Shangri LA.

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  • i was going to read the series, but after 2 books i can t continue reading because of the immense cultural appropriation seriously, is she legally required to mention something about headdresses or powwows or moccasins for the white characters every chapter or what and bordering on racist archetypes i know this book was real important to many people i knew as they were growing up, but i see no real value in it besides showcasing a gay couple in a fairly non shitty way.


  • In Witch Baby Francesca Lia Block really spreads her wings and finds her pace Witch Baby is the second book in her Dangerous Angels series and is her sopho novel You really need to have read Weetzie Bat for Witch Baby to make any sense.Witch Baby is my favorite character in the whole crazy Bat family She is a black sheep, an outsider, a loner She doesn t want to stick her head in the sand and forget about the troubles in the world, or pretend they don t exist She doesn t try and use smoke and mi [...]


  • Witch Baby was actually the first Francesca Lia Block book I read, and when I finally got my hands on a copy of the first in the Dangerous Angels series Weetzie Bat I knew immediately that I had read the best of them first and was immensely glad of it.I was attracted to this writer s playful, fantasy world language and lavish, beautifully descriptive style of writing, initially, and from the first page of Witch Baby I felt surrounded by beauty and immersed in the story s exuberance instantly I h [...]


  • If ever there was a book that captured the essence of what it feels like to be estranged from family or, worse, to feel as though you ve never belonged anywhere, it s Witch Baby There s not a lot I can say about Francesca s stories that I haven t said before Witch Baby is unique, it s lyrical, and the heart of the characters leaps off the page and grabs you by the throat but in a good way This is a flawless sequel to Weetzie Bat Whether reading this as an adolescent or an adult, this novel is su [...]


  • I don t that I can really say much about this book It always makes me cry Every Single Time I don t know what t is, but seeing the world through tilty purple eyes and feeling the overwhelming sadness and loneliness Witch Baby has always raises a lump in my throat, tear tracks in my pillow, and a dull ache in my heart Everyone is so caught up in their own world and lives, they ignore a very special, very soulfully little witch baby who wants to find her place My favorite the worst part is when sh [...]


  • My pain is ugly, Angel Juan I feel like I have so much ugly pain, says Witch Baby in a dream Everyone does, Angel Juan says My mother says that pain is hidden in everyone you see She says try to imagine it like big bunches of flowers that everyone is carrying around with them Think of your pain like a big bunch of red roses, a beautiful thorn necklace Everyone has one This is leaps and bounds beyond Weetzie Bat in terms of plot and characterization and, like its predecessor, reads like a delecta [...]



  • This was a cute book I liked it very much I need to find a bat shaped backpack, like Witch Baby.


  • Witch Baby was the first of the Weetzie Bat series I read back in junior high I have a soft spot for tangled, snarled hair that persists until this day, and a slight inferiority complex about both photography and playing the drums Anyway, 20 years later, after I now know about Francesca Lia Block s struggles with an eating disorder, after I see the danger and weirdness of the positive racial stereotype characters in the book, I still can t help but love this book the most, because how could I no [...]


  • What time are we upon and where do I belong This sequel centers on the character I initially cared least about I resented her very existence toward the end of Weetzie Bat but it resonated with me emotionally in an unexpected way This book somehow gets it that snarled feeling deep in your chest of wanting love and not being able to ask for it, of feeling left out in a family of people who love you If you ve ever hidden and watched at a party, or been very young and jealous of the love that adults [...]


  • Francesca Lia Block definitely has a style all her own, that s for sure I ve read some of her poetry and other works, so I have some context for how she operates But, while this one has that same Hollywood glitz and underlying dangerous magic, it s so rife with cultural appropriation Referring to someone as a blonde Indian, wearing white suede, feather headdresses, and moccasins just stop If she s not Native, she s not Native There are other positive portrayals, I suppose, like Duck and Dirk s g [...]


  • I liked this sequel to WEETZIE BAT even better than the first I was talking to someone about Weetzie Bat and one of the main reasons she hated it and didn t continue to read the series because of the horrible, controversial topics that were glossed over And I agreed with herever, all those things made much sense after reading this book This was like an answer to Weetziea recognition that everyone was willingly ignoring the negative parts of life by smoothing it over and bedazzling curtains I l [...]


  • Francesca Lia Block s books are sweet fairy tales, but sometimes that s all they are for me I can t take some of the hipster Native American cultural appropriation stuff seriously, and when the topic of Mexican immigrants came up, I was worried about how it would be portrayed in such a surreal book But Block dealt with the topic in a mature way that was also accessible to teenagers who may have undocumented friends and loved ones but may not understand the circumstances of the situation.I have f [...]


  • Block s prose is really something else It s strange, musical, bright and tumbles off the tongue in ways no other author I ve read yet has I was gifted Weetzie Bat, apparently the first book in this series, years ago and was struck by how strange and surreal Francesca Block s fictional world is Now that I know there s I m going to have to hunt down the rest.




  • I have no words Okay, maybe a few short and sweet words, but none that are the slightest bit worthy of Block and her beautiful stories Now, I ve slept a few times since reading the first book of the series, but this book really spoke to me, even so than Weetzie Bat and I loved Weetzie Bat In fact, I m planning on framing or making an art piece out of the last two pages for my wall because they spoke so deeply to me I m pretty sure I m Witch Baby and FLB is an omniscient goddess writing out my h [...]


  • a pure slice of a California hippie fairy tale The style is so over the top, but it still has a heart I might scour all of the Goodwills in the area for the other books in the series By the way, there s a lot of cultural appropriation in this That is hippie culture You will see the same thing at most new age store s I m not saying it s right or ok, but this book was written 25 years ago about people who did that


  • 4,5 starsI thought this was going to be a book for children It s everything, but a children s book Instead it s a book perfect for teenagers that are struggling with fitting in and finding a place where they belong Also, the writing style is non comparable to anything I ve read before.


  • i really REALLY love the style that this author writes in its so amazingly different and fun to read cant wait to read the rest



  • Witch Baby is trying to get things figured out in the world but she can t seem too She meets a young man Angel Juan and his parents are poor and illegal immigrants from Mexico Most of his family is the same way He takes her to a dance and they roller skate there They had a good time at the dance together.Witch baby can t find her mom and is having a hard time finding her Once she does she feels accepted in the family But as she spends time with her mother she starts to miss her real family She [...]


  • Disclaimer I m currently reading through Dangerous Angels The Weetzie Bat Books, but I m reviewing each book individually because they are very much independent stories with their own separate conclusions.Witch Baby carries a bat shaped backpack and wears black cowboy boot roller skates Why didn t I have cool stuff like that when I was a kid In Witch Baby, we get to know not only Witch Baby, but Dirk and Duck a little better Witch Baby has grown into a dark, snarly child She sees all that s wron [...]


  • Just like Weetzie Bat, Witch Baby is also a quick, short, lyrical read Out of the five Weetzie Bat books, I think this one was not my favorite Not bad, but not as great as the other four.While Weetzie Bat was from Weetzie s point of view, Witch Baby is from the perspective of Weetzie s almost daughter, Witch Baby In Weetzie Bat, Weetzie, Duck, and Dirk find a baby in a basket on their front porch and they take her in Now she s grown up a bit again, no age is given and she s off to try to find ou [...]


  • Witch Baby takes place in Los Angeles, California, sometime in the mid 1980 s The main character and also basic subject of the story, Witch Baby Bat, is a young girl who feels like an outcast in her own family She feels as if she is nothing like her family, and as if they don t understand her She runs away from home multiple times, and takes us on many exciting journeys She is made extremely depressed multiple times throughout the whole book, which only captivates the reader I can make a text t [...]


  • Witch Baby often feels like an outcast even in her own family She knows her father had an affair with a witch, and that she literally turned up as a baby on a doorstep to be raised by Weetzie s family And she knows Weetzie tries to be a good mom, raising her alongside her almost sister, Cherokee, as if they were twins But she s always felt like the odd one out, and she burrows into herself, observing the world and seeing its ugliness through articles of disaster and photographs that gather beaut [...]


  • What time are we upon, and where do I belong This is Witch Baby s story, but through her we feel the fears, the hopes, the dreams, the love, the joy, and the truth of her family She s like a filter for their journeys It s beautiful This is another reread from my Dangerous Angels omnibus Just like the first book, Weetzie Bat, this book holds up beautifully as a gritty and still relevant fable about life in our world Witch Baby, whose real name is Lily as we know from the first book, is the black [...]


  • I found this book when I was browsing through my local library, and it caught my eye When I first started reading it I didn t care for it at all, but I looked on here and saw that it had pretty high ratings, so that and the fact that once I start a book I feel compelled to finish it forced me to continue on with it I thought the book was a little strange However, I do like the points that it makes about the struggles of Duck and Dirk coming out to Duck s family as being in a same sex relationshi [...]


  • I don t cry that often or that easily if I do, it usually denotes frustration rather than sadness I have sat through many a tearjerker dry eyed, moved but just not expressing that emotion in tears But this book makes me cry Every time I read it which is going on four or five now it makes me cry This is a good thing, for me it s cathartic Something about this little book perfectly expresses what it feels like to be outside, to be alone, even or especially in the midst of people who love you I hig [...]


  • This is the second story in the Dangerous Angels series Witch Baby is, of course, about Witch Baby, the product of My Secret Agent Lover Man s affair with a witch when he was mad at Weetzie for letting Dirk and Duck father a child with her The baby had turned up on their doorstep and is now being raised as an almost sister to Cherokee, Weetzie s daughter But she doesn t feel at all like she belongs She feels ugly and unappreciated in Weetzie s golden, shining, happy family, and spends lots of ti [...]


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