How to (Un)cage a Girl (Hardcover)

By Francesca Lia Block

HarperTeen, 9780061358364, 128pp.

Publication Date: September 16, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/23/2010)
Library Binding (9/1/2008)

List Price: 15.99*
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A celebration of girls and women in a three part poetry collection that is powerful, hopeful, authentic, and universal.

About the Author

Francesca Lia Block, winner of the prestigious Margaret A. Edwards Award, is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling books, including Weetzie Bat; the book collections Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books and Roses and Bones: Myths, Tales, and Secrets; the illustrated novella House of Dolls; the vampire romance novel Pretty Dead; and the gothic werewolf novel The Frenzy. Her work is published around the world.

Praise For How to (Un)cage a Girl

“A stirring exploration of female suffering and empowerment.”
— Booklist

“Fans…will be awed by Block’s consistently fertile imagination and her honesty in illuminating the dark moments of girls’ and women’s lives.”
— Publishers Weekly

“Teenage girls…will devour this insightful and powerful collection.”
— School Library Journal

“There is something for everyone in this short, beautifully written collection…poetry lovers or not, readers will find a wonderful read.”
— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (starred review)