Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books

Dangerous Angels - Francesca Lia Block This falls squarely into the magical realism type of story. I would probably have enjoyed it a bit more if I was younger, but this story of a complicated family, who have complicated relationships and around whom things that are possibly magical happen. They have their own language and thinking and it's about acceptance and knowing yourself. The five stories are Weezie Bat - a short story that introduces the main characters in the story and their relationships with each other. Witch Baby which explores one of the children; Cherokee Bat and the Goat guys is about what happens when the parents go to make a film and the kids get involved in a band with some magical items. Missing Angel Juan is about Witch baby following her love Angel Juan to New York and finding that maybe letting go is true love. And Baby Be Bop is about Dirks' past. Overall, it is interesting and I could see where it would influence me if I was younger but I think I was a little spoilt by the hype.