Friday, March 7, 2008

Baby Be-Bop - A Gay Teen Book

By Francesca Lia Block

A prequel to (and the last published of) the Weetzie Bat Books, "Baby Be-Bop" follows Dirk and his early childhood realization that he's attracted to other boys.

In adolescence, Dirk struggles with his identity - with his best friend who can't deal with his being gay, and with how to tell his Grandmother who is raising him.

In a state of semi-consciousness after being gay-bashed, Dirk is visited by his ancestors - and even has a vision of his future, giving him hope that love will come to him in time.

"Baby Be-Bop" was re-published in the Weetzie Bat two-novels-under-one-cover "Beautiful Boys," which includes the novel "Missing Angel Juan."

"Missing Angel Juan" is a continuation of the story of Cherokee, who goes to New York to find her boyfriend.

Add your review of "Baby Be-Bop" (and if you wish, of "Missing Angel Juan") in "comments!"


Nixiie said...

Francesca Lia Block writes books more amazing then i can immagine. i have the entire dangerous angels series in one beat up old volume and it takes me about 3 days to read the whole thing i love it so much

Nixiie said...

i love Francesca Lia Block! dnagerous angels are my favorite books of all time

Anonymous said...

actually, cherokee is in love with rapheal chong jah love. it is witch baby who goes to new york to find angel juan.

Tricia said...

Have you seen the latest controversy surrounding this book?

A Teen Book Burns at the Stake

Lee Wind, M.Ed. said...

Yikes! Tricia, that's horrifying. Thanks for letting us know about it!