Grade 9 Up-Block once again tackles the theme of love and its many variations. This time, she zeroes in on the ultimate taboo: incestuous love. Though Marina. From the author of Weetzie Bat comes a picture-perfect vision of mids Los Angeles, shimmering with Block’s signature California-style magical realism an. Teenaged Marina must come to terms with her brother’s death. In a starred review, PW called this novel “a picture-perfect vision of mids Los Angele.

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This book was really sad, especially because they loved each other so much.

From the author of Weetzie Bat comes a picture-perfect vision of mids Los Angeles, shimmering with Block’s signature California-style magical realism and delicately overlaid with allusions to T. I will give the book credit for clearly expressing the wastelaand that, however tragic you choose to see Lex wssteland Marina’s relationship in all its levels, a young man’s suicide is even more tragic.

Maybe it’s an attempt at commentary on the fact that the relationship between them would be deemed wrong because of the way they grew up – i.

Wasteland by Francesca Lia Block

If you’ve read this book and love it, or if you just love this author, please don’t bash me for my opinion on this book. It shows how people shouldn’t lie about important things, especially Mothers.

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Okay, so why only 3 stars? As Marina grapples with the loss that is driving her mad, the story comes into focus. This is how you know how much Lex loves his sister.

The logic of the seeds sprouted inside of you is the only real thing. Jul 28, Janina rated it it was amazing Shelves: The garden was combing her hair and putting on her earrings. But then slowly frwncesca are planted inside of you, one by one, by a touch or a look or a day skateboarding in a park, and they start to unfurl uncurl little green shoots and they start to burst out of old hulls shells and they start to sprout.

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You know, I always think I should like Francesca Lia Block, that I wasreland like her, and then I read her stuff and am reminded that, no, she’s not particularly my cup of tea. This is a story of love: She is a great student, swimmer, and Give The Dark My Love.

We have all sorts of YABC buttons for your website. Also, I recommend both genders. I can’t begin to describe how much i adore this book. Through flashbacks, it becomes clear that the siblings had developed a physical attraction and were deeply troubled by their francsca for each other. Hazel Rochman of Booklist comments that “A plot surprise at the end seems patched on, and a long quote from T.

Open Preview See a Problem? Mar 22, Jessica rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is one of the most beautiful and hauntingly sad love stories I’ve ever read.

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Looking for a particular type of book? The ending completely broke my heart too ‘You were just a boy on a bed in a room, like a I can’t begin to describe how much i adore this book.

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My favourite thing about this novel is that even when it’s revealed that Lex was adopted, Marina still views him as her brother. Reviewed by Jessica for Book Sake. About Francesca Lia Block. Marina was a teenager who lived her whole life connected to her twin brother, Wssteland.

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She will remind me that this is what I wanted to do and do well. But Lex didn’t love her. It would be much easier to read if you went through and actually wrote quotation marks where people were talking. To some people this writing style might be genius- to me it was just unnecessarily confusing with an author screaming “Look at me, I write differently!