How to (Un)cage a Girl (Paperback)
HarperTeen, 9780061358388, 144pp.
Publication Date: February 23, 2010
In order to uncage the girl within, you have to love her, heal her, and set her free.
There are moments every girl knows: The pain of wanting to fi t 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. Francesca Lia Block follows the journey from girlhood to womanhood in this soaring three-part poetry collection. Exploring those unspoken feelings and words—the thorny, sparkling moments that chain us to ourselves—Block gives a startlingly personal voice to girls and women everywhere.
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…
“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)