Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block

Block, Francesca Lia. Weetzie Bat. New York: Harper & Row, 1989. Print. Genre: YA novella Summary: Weetzie Bat is just your ordinary skinny California girl until she coaxes a genie out of lamp and makes three wishes that will make all her dreams come true…sort of. Critique: You know how Dirty Dancing (1987) used all that… Continue reading Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block

Edit Like Jack the Ripper

Jack o’ lanterns are assembling on stoops and driveways like plump neighbors gossiping, grinning, sneering, and gawking at the neighborhood goings’on. Spiders of all sizes, hairiness, and sparkliness lurk over every window and doorway. Bats, ghouls, mummies, Frankenstein monsters, vampires, and witches form monstrous lawn menageries. That can only mean…IT’S OCTOBER!!! Time to indulge in our fanciful fears!… Continue reading Edit Like Jack the Ripper