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Block, Francesca Lia. "Punk Pixies in the Canyon." Los Angeles Times Book Review (July 26, 1992): 1,11. Block discusses the images and ideas that led to her writing Weetzie Bat and the concerns of her publishers about her nonjudgmental depiction of alternative lifestyles.

Campbell, Patricia J. "People Are Talking about Francesca Lia Block." Horn Book 69,1 (January/February 1992): 57-63. This article rebuts Patrick Jones's assertion that Weetzie's Los Angeles does not exist. Campbell states that not only is the fictional Los Angeles a real place, but that Block effectively captures both its tone and paradoxes.

Jones, Patrick. "People Are Talking about Francesca Lia Block." Horn Book 63,6 (November/December 1991): 697-701. Jones discusses Block's work in relation to other books deemed controversial when they first appeared, most notably S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders. He compares Weetzie Bat and The Outsiders in regard to materialism, a travelogue motif, and the names...

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