Weetzie Bat

I went to the library yesterday to pick up a stack of books and get back to my books-to-read-in-your-20s list. I only have about 13 months to complete this list, so the pressure is on!

This morning I laid on the couch with the dogs and read Weetzie Bat by Francisca Lia Block. I needed a quick read to get back on track, and at 70 pages, this YA book was the perfect choice. I kept wondering why this was on the list, but it did not take me long to sort that out.

Weetzie Bat lives in a whimsical Los Angeles where she lives her unconventional life. She finds a good friend in Dirk, has an interaction with a genie, and eventually finds happiness. Each of the characters in this book go about life in their own way, not judging, but accepting each other’s flaws, abilities, and quirks. Ultimately, they all love each other and the life they built together.