Francesca Lia Block Biography

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As Francesca Lia Block is a relative newcomer to the field of children's literature, not much has been written about her, but through reviews of her books and articles she has written, some information can be gathered.

Block has lived in Los Angeles all her life and uses the area as the setting of most of her books. She studied English literature at the University of California at Berkeley where she first started writing stories about Weetzie, as well as working on poetry. According to Block, the idea for Weetzie actually came while she was in high school when she saw a "punk princess with spiky bleached hair, a very pink '50s prom dress and cowboy boots" hitchhiking in Laurel Canyon. She views Weetzie as an innocent and feels that she and her friends "survive pain by using their imaginations and becoming a...

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