Everything you need to understand or teach Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block.
Weetzie Bat reads like a Grimm's fairy tale in a Disneyesque setting, combining the magical wonder of Disney with Grimm's sometimes harsh reality. It introduces Weetzie, a young woman who leads an unconventional life. She lives in a magical Los Angeles—where Marilyn Monroe once walked and anyone can be launched into stardom from behind the counter of a diner—and seeks her own "duck" (true love) in the bars and dance clubs. Her friend Dirk, who is gay, searches with her, but they have no luck until Weetzie receives a magic lamp and her wishes for "A Duck for Dirk . . . My Secret Agent Lover Man for me, and a beautiful little house for us to live in happily ever after" come true. In Weetzie Bat, Block writes about being true to one's self and the search for love in the modern-day world, issues that her readers will recognize... View more of the Weetzie Bat Summary