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Violet & Claire

Posted 26 March 2003, 5.02 pm by Elyse

Violet: A seventeen-year-old girl raised in Hollywood by rich parents. Wears black. Wants to make movies. Ambitious, constantly writing her screenplay. Falls for a rock star. Likes cocaine.
Claire: Another seventeen-year-old, from the midwest. Dreams of faeries. innocent to a fault. Writes poetry. Violet calls her "Tinker Bell."

I think the reason I liked this book is because it's one of the few I've read where the characters seemed real.Most books about teenage girls are bullshit. Maybe I wanted to be Violet. Maybe I have a little too much in common with Claire. All I know is that I couldn't put it down until I had finished it. It's a girly book, sure, but not one of those cheesy Judy Blume, comming of age stories. A quick read, I recommend this book by Francesca Lia Block to all the girlies who need a little excitement in their lives.

Buy it at amazon
on 26 March 2003, 8.24 pm
Francesca Lia Block is the bestest. Don't forget to read... well, everything else by her. The Weetzie Bat series is a mustl; you can find all the books in "Dangerous Angels ."

My very favourite is "The Hanged Man," I can't tell you how many times I've read it.

Honestly, though, I didn't like Violet & Claire nearly as much as I liked any of her first books.

on 26 March 2003, 8.26 pm
Oh... "I Was a Teenage Fairy" is up there with my favourite books. Another must. One of her best, for sure.

on 27 March 2003, 1.34 am
I was at a bookstore with Sunny last night and I bought it on a whim, I thought it was neat that it took place in Hollywood, where I am right now, and the fact that I just randomly picked it up, it was pretty cool. I'm going to look into her other books when I have the chance. Thanks Dot!

on 24 June 2004, 4.07 pm
don't forget escasia, my favourite

on 4 August 2004, 6.19 am

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