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Baby Be-bop (95 Edition) by Francesca Lia Block
Baby Be-bop (95 Edition)

yawnmower1, January 5, 2010

A remarkable little book. It is the fifth and last book in Ms. Block's Weetzie Bat series, and is really a prequel to the first, Weetzie Bat. The characters Dirk and Duck were introduced in the first book, already a couple. In Baby Be-bop, the story centers around pre-Weetzie Dirk who is simply a teenage boy in search of love from another boy but unable to find it. He sees it in a dream but, considering the world around him, he is skeptical of it becoming a reality. It is his search, which leads him in many directions before finding his destination -- some of which are not so nice. Ms. Block never shies away from the hard knox of life.

Ms. Block creates a world for young adults which is a mixture of magic and reality. Her writing is poetic, descriptive, moving, and fun by turns. One is tempted to compare these works to The Little Prince in that it is primarily for children, but can also enthrall and astound adults with its observations and emotional content.

I first read Baby Be-bop on a plane flight, having found it by accident on a used-book shelf. I was moved, touched, amused, and enlightened.
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