Wednesday, March 5, 2008
By Francesca Lia Block
Book 2 in the Weetzie Bat series, "Witch Baby" tells us the story of the outsider among Weetzie Bat's group of dreamers.
In the Shangri-LA that is their Los Angeles, Witch Baby struggles with the injustices in the world, with pain, and figuring out where she belongs.
This book includes the whole gang again, including gay Dirk and his lover Duck.
"Witch Baby" was re-published in a two Weetzie Bat books-in-one set called "Goat Girls"
which also includes the novel "Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys."
"Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys" takes up the story of Cherokee and Witch Baby when they form a band with two guys while their parents (the adults in Weetzie Bat) are off in South America filming a new movie. Magical costumes help the band gain success, but the teenagers discover fame has a price.
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