How to (Un)cage a Girl (Library Binding)
HarperTeen, 9780061358371, 128pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2008
The pain of wanting to fit in
The joy of being consumed by love
The shame of not feeling at home in your body
The strength in learning you're beautiful
These are moments that every girl knows . . . for they are part of growing up, of uncaging yourself, from your childhood, your environment, your view of yourself. Francesca Lia Block follows the journey from girlhood to womanhood in this three-part poetry collection that channels girls' innermost feelings and experiences and celebrates women everywhere. It is a call to embrace the girl within, to heal her and set her free.
Praise For How to (Un)cage a Girl…
“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)
“A stirring exploration of female suffering and empowerment.”
“Teenage girls…will devour this insightful and powerful collection.”
-School Library Journal
“Fans…will be awed by Block’s consistently fertile imagination and her honesty in illuminating the dark moments of girls’ and women’s lives.”