~YA Book Review~

Goat GirlsGoat Girls by Francesca Lia Block

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read Weetzie Bat a few years ago for grad school and loved it. I may have loved this even more. It’s not so much a story, as a dream that you can feel, taste, smell and hear. The characters sparkle with life with just a few perfect words and gestures. Weetzie’s two daughters, Cherokee (her real daughter) and Witch Baby (her almost-daughter) are children and teens in the two stories that make up Goat Girls. The two tales are about growing up and discovering who you are. It’s feathers and love and friendship and beauty. I could easily get lost in their world of surfing, music, Native American lore, forgotten Hollywood, and slinkster-cool parties….and never return.

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