What shall we do, all of us? all of us passionate girls who fear crushing the boys we love with our mouths like caverns of teeth, our mushrooming brains, our watermelon hearts?
In these nine tales of transformation, what's real is what's imagined, and the seemingly ordinary gleams with the magic of possibility.
About the Author
Francesca Lia Block, winner of the prestigious Margaret A. Edwards Award, is the author of Love in the Time of Global Warming and 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.
“Individual stories that are riveting and memorable…an overall collection that invites rereading.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“A strangely haunting collection of whimsy.”
“Lush as ever.”
“Dark, fantastical dreams…will startle, provoke and fascinate.”