The Waters & the Wild

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The Waters & the Wild

By Francesca Lia Block

Harper Teen, Hardcover, 9780061452444, 128pp.

Publication Date: June 2, 2009


When Bee woke up, there was a girl standing in her room. "You are me," the girl said. Then she was gone.

I am a thirteen-year-old double Gemini. I get bad grades, write poetry with my left hand, dance in my room, surf the net. I Google images of the tattoos my mom won't let me get. . . .

But my world belongs to someone else. Someone who lives below the concrete of Los Angeles, someone with wild eyes and twigs in her hair.

And I think she wants her life back.

Praise For The Waters & the Wild

“Short enough to be read in one sitting, but nonetheless has an impact that will be felt much longer…perplexing and ethereal.”
-ALA Booklist

“Awash in a bruised and aching adolescent sensibility, Weetzie Bat author Block’s new novel doesn’t waste a word… Haunting and thought provoking.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Block’s trippy poetic prose and magical realism will enthrall her fans.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)