Missing Angel Juan by Francesca Lia Block, Wendy Braun
Lonely City A tangly-haired, purple-eyed girl named Witch Baby lives in glitzy L.A. She loves a guy named Angel Juan. When he leaves for New York she knows she must find him. Looking For Love So she heads for the city of glittery buildings and garbage and Chinese food and drug dealers and subways and kids playing hip-hopscotch. Finding Trouble Her clues are an empty tree house in the park, a postcard on the street, a mannequin in a diner. Angel Juan is in danger, and only Witch Baby's heart-magic can make him safe.When Angel Juan leaves L. A.and Witch Babyto play his music and find himself in New York, Witch Baby, wild and restless without him, follows. The story that ensues "is an engagingly eccentric mix of fantasy and reality, enhancedthis timeby mystery and suspense. It is also magical, moving and mischievous, andliterallymarvelous."SLJ.
1994 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)
1994 Recommended Books for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (ALA)
Best Books of 1993 (SLJ)
1994 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library)
1993 "Pick of the Lists" (ABA)
Francesca Lia Block is the acclaimed author of the Los Angeles Times best-sellers The Rose And The Beast, Violet & Claire, and Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books, as well as I Was A Teenage Fairy, Girl Goddess #9, and The Hanged Man. Her work has been translated into seven different languages and is published around the world. She made her dazzling entrance onto the literary scene with her debut novel, Weetzie Bat, in 1989.