I Was a Teenage Fairy

I Was a Teenage Fairy

by Francesca Lia Block
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I Was a Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block

Maybe Mab was real. Maybe not. Maybe Mab was the fury. Maybe she was the courage. Maybe later on she was the sex...

A tiny fairy winging her way through the jasmine-scented L.A. night. A little girl caught in a grown-up glitz-and-glitter world of superstars and supermodels. A too beautiful boy with a secret he can never share...

From the author of Weetzie Bat comes a magical, mesmerizing tale of transformation. This is the story of Barbie Marks, who dreams of being the one behind the Cyclops eye of the camera, not the voiceless one in front of it; who longs to run away to New York City where she can be herself, not some barley flesh-and-blood version of the plastic doll she was named after. It is the story of Griffin Tyler, whose androgynous beauty hides the dark pain he holds inside. And finally it is the story of Mab, a pinkie-sized, magenta-haired, straight-talking fairy, who may or may not be real but who helps Barbie and Griffin uncover the strength beneath the pain, and who teaches that love—like a sparkling web of light spinning around our bodies and our souls—is what can heal even the deepest scars.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060277475
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/25/1998
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: (w) x (h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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.

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I Was a Teenage Fairy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this awhile back, and I picked it up recently and loved it again. Francesca Lia Block writes in a style similar to David Levithan, whom I'm convinced is the reincarnation of Christ. The way she crafts Mab as being sort of a constant and a variable at the same time--the fact that Barbie questions Mab's existence but at the same time Mab guides her life--was painfully clever. I also liked that the name Mab was taken from a fairy in Shakespeare.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It was so absorbing that I read it in one night! It has such beautiful poetic writing and such a deep meaning. I wish I had a Mab! And I wish every girl would read this book! It is so good!
MyndiL 10 months ago
First of all, this book may pose some trigger issues for some people. Please be aware that there are some themes that are not explained thoroughly, but still might cause some emotional distress. That out of the way, I found it interesting that this book used the fairy as a way of helping certain kids cope with things that were too much for them. An overly controlling mother, or a distant father, and of course, the themes mentioned above. Mab helps the humans she connects with to get brave and stand up for themselves and even to move on with their lives. The only criticism I have, is that it read rather choppy. I had trouble sometimes figuring out what had just happened because it skipped from one character to a memory (I think) of another person with no warning.
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I read this bok when I was maybe 11-12( I am13 now) and I loved it! It is about a girl who basicly falls in love with a fairy. I am saying this out of my deepest memorys. If I got anything wrong reply to me @ RE : JMASTER TEENAGE FAIRYS RULE! Oh you can also find me on my upcoming youtube acount SKATEJMASTER
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ItsSerene More than 1 year ago
An amazing story :) wonderfully written.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book starts out all over the place, but by part 2, everything in Barbie's life changes and draws the audience in! The detailing and use of vocabulary will make readers love all of the characters! This is my favorite + will always be!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
at first i thought this book would be really dumb. but once i started reading it i fell in love with it.after i finished it i wish that i didnt. i dont know how she makes her books so fantastic!!! I love all of them and i hope she makes more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i also read this bo0k due to the recommendation of a friend. I didnt know what to expect of this bo0k. I thought it would be weird. But this was a bo0k that just to0k me away every time i picked it up. The fantasy point-of-view of it...then on the other side...the reality point-of-view of it just blew me away!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!!!