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Weetzie Bat

Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
Categories: Teens, Ages 11-13
4 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)

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Lanky lizards and rubber chickens, slinkster dogs and Lanka girls - Weetzie Bat knows them all in the glitzy never-never land of L.A. With her blonde flat-top and trendy clothes, Weetzie Bat cruises from high school to neon clubs, looking for her Secret Agent Lover Man. When she meets dark-haired Dirk and his red Pontiac, their search for love is a funky, off-beat fable. And when three wishes come true, their adventures create a modern fairy tale.

Weetzie Bat has been chosen for school reading lists across the nation. It is an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. Alyssa Bresnahan’s spirited narration highlights the sparkling language and sizzling images of this utterly original book.

©1989 Francesca Lia Block (P)1996 Recorded Books

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my favorite audio book

Weetzie Bat is a wondrous love letter to art, life and Los Angeles. Ms. Bresnehan handles the material and characters all with such conviction and care that even when sitting down to listen to only a chapter or two one feels compelled to listen to the entirety of her performance.

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narrator was a little strange

The narrator's reading style was a little bizzare it took me out of the story a little.

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Not what I expected.

The fantastical/mystical story line made it very hard for me to enjoy this book. The characters didn't feel developed to me as they had a limited range of emotions from saddness to absolute- fantasy like love. No anger, callousness, or other ugly emotions that make for complex characters.

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  • Julie
  • Muskegon, MI, United States
  • 02-06-15

Didn't age well?

First, I was unimpressed with the quality of the audio. It sounded like it had been transferred from tape, with pops and hisses. Next, I wonder if I would've enjoyed this story more had I read it in the 80s, when AIDS was still barely spoken of and what seems daring in your 20s just seems flakey in my late 40s. A sweet ending, but underwritten and precious.

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So Boring

I would have given this book no stars honestly. this had to have been one of the most boring story I have ever read/ listen to. I only finished it cause I kept hoping it would get better or least of a good ending. but it just kept me regretting getting. I'm happy I used my credits to get and didn't actually buy it.

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