Wednesday, October 6, 2010
A brief glimpse into magic
I’m sort of dolling Francesca Lia Block’s books out, because I will be really sad when there are no more to read. But she’s making this easy for me by coming out with new ones all the time. And she’s been quite varied lately, writing for both the children and young adult scene. I just finished The Waters and the Wild, a smaller novel for young adults published in 2009. It’s about a girl, Bee, who doesn’t quite feel like she fits in. So she makes friends with kooky Block-esque characters who also feel different. It’s a simple story about learning to love who you are, written as only Ms. Block can—with beauty, and grace, and heavy doses of nature and magic.