This a collection of stories called 'The Weezie Bat Books' that was first released in the late 80's early 90's and now re-released in one book, with a gorgeous cover.
I assumed the ultimate goal of these stories was to raise awareness in young adults about homosexuality and other issues. I also believe that when they were written the tales were perfect for the goal audience but physically written all wrong. The stories are decent, kept a decent pace, and fit for the genre but the writing itself was atrocious. I couldn't stay with the story because it was like I was reading at a 4th grade reading level yet the stories are geared for teenagers.
I couldn’t handle the juxtaposition or the use and disuse of consonants in random places. If you are a young adult who usually only focus on the story than this would be an excellent book for you, if you need deep rich writing, perhaps not.
Francesca Lia Block's luminous, postmodern fairy tales chronicle the thin line between fear and desire, pain and pleasure, cutting loose and holding on in a world where everyone is vulnerable to the most beautiful and dangerous angel of all: love.
Love is a dangerous angel. . . .
In five luminous novels, acclaimed writer Francesca Lia Block spins a saga of interwoven lives and beating hearts. These postmodern fairy tales take us to a magical Los Angeles, a place where life is a mystery, pain can lead to poetry, strangers become intertwined souls, and everyone is searching for the most beautiful and dangerous angel of all: love.