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I Was a Teenage Fairy - Francesca Lia Block
I Was a Teenage Fairy
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Maybe Mab was real. Maybe not. Maybe Mab was the fury. Maybe she was the courage. Maybe later on she was the sex . . . A tiny fairy winging her way through the jasmine-scented L.A. night. A little girl caught in a grown-up glitz-and-glitter world of superstars and supermodels. A too beautiful... show more
Maybe Mab was real. Maybe not. Maybe Mab was the fury. Maybe she was the courage. Maybe later on she was the sex . . . A tiny fairy winging her way through the jasmine-scented L.A. night. A little girl caught in a grown-up glitz-and-glitter world of superstars and supermodels. A too beautiful boy with a secret he can never share . . . From the author of Weetzie Bat comes a magical, mesmerizing tale of transformation. This is the story of Barbie Marks, who dreams of being the one behind the Cyclops eye of the camera, not the voiceless one in front of it; who longs to run away to New York City where she can be herself, not some barley flesh-and-blood version of the plastic doll she was named after. It is the story of Griffin Tyler, whose androgynous beauty hides the dark pain he holds inside. And finally it is the story of Mab, a pinkie-sized, magenta-haired, straight-talking fairy, who may or may not be real but who helps Barbie and Griffin uncover the strength beneath the pain, and who teaches that love—like a sparkling web of light spinning around our bodies and our souls—is what can heal even the deepest scars.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780064408622 (0064408620)
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages no: 186
Edition language: English
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Barks At The Moon
Barks At The Moon rated it
2.5 I Was A Teenage Fairy by Franscesca Lia Block
This book is about a young girl named Barbie blessed (or cursed) with beauty and forced into modeling by her controlling mom who was an ex-model herself and is living vicariously through her child. When Barbie's eleven she meets Mab. Mab is a sarcastic fairy who almost reluctantly becomes Barbie's ...
I'll think of a damn title later
I'll think of a damn title later rated it
2.0 Skip this one.
Disappointing, with awkward prose and bad metaphors. Not one of Block's best works.
The Reading Obsession
The Reading Obsession rated it
0.0
That title. Why? Just why?
Projections of a Bibliophiles Mind
Projections of a Bibliophiles Mind rated it
5.0 I Was a Teenage Fairy
This is probably one of the most unique books I've ever read in my teenage years. It mixes real life with fantasy in such a perfect way it's hard to describe. I think the best moment to read this book is during adolescence because the main characters who met Mab are teens who are going through diffi...
katethebookmonsters
katethebookmonsters rated it
3.0 I Was a Teenage Fairy
This book has been in my TBR pile for a long time, and I had high hopes going into it. Unfortunately, this book was not really me.What I liked: I thought the book had a wonderful underlying message. It ended on a high note which is something I was not sure was going to happen. The characters undergo...
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