Grade 9 Up-Block once again tackles the theme of love and its many variations. This time, she zeroes in on the ultimate taboo: incestuous love. Though Marina. From the author of Weetzie Bat comes a picture-perfect vision of mids Los Angeles, shimmering with Block’s signature California-style magical realism an. Teenaged Marina must come to terms with her brother’s death. In a starred review, PW called this novel “a picture-perfect vision of mids Los Angele.

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My heart breaks every time the same as it did the first. Painfully beautiful and poignant. Oct 30, Tabitha Vohn rated it it was amazing Shelves: Marina turned to her close friend, West, who tried to comfort her in those depressing ila. Books of the Week. This is a story of love: The most important event she talks about was a time when she went to a club with Lex, even though he didn’t want her to go. Jul 10, Madeline rated it liked it Shelves: This story is about incest.

View all 12 comments. We Thought We Were Invincible. She uses words good. Log in now or Create an account. Books Young Adult Fiction Wasteland.

She talks about how they would go to the beach, and how they met West, a surfer, like Lex. I just hope they’re not all written like this one. Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles.


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Jan 22, Jessica at Book Sake rated it liked it. Marina’s world is turned upside down when her brother commits suicide. Give The Dark My Love. Wqsteland book was so gorgeous that it broke my heart. She does so in her usual, brilliant, artful way, weaving in the quiet, mournful ba The word that best describes Wasteland is: Eliot’s “Wasteland” may be beyond many readers.

You know, I always think I should like Francesca Lia Block, that I do like her, and then I read her stuff and am reminded that, no, she’s not particularly my cup of tea. So though the first time I read it I was quite confused. But then slowly seeds are planted inside of you, one by one, by a touch or a look or a day skateboarding in a park, and they start to unfurl uncurl little green shoots and they start to burst out of old hulls shells and they start to sprout.

This is a story about a brother Lex and sister Marina and the bond they share. It was written in the same way that all of Francesca Lia Block’s books were written, that magical writing that takes you into the story. I enjoyed the topic and her way of approaching it- it reminded me of Luna by Julie Anne Peters in its sympathetic portrayal, but it wasn’t in my taste. No trivia or quizzes yet.


SHe tries to find out about how he dies, because it broker her heart and its hard for her to deal with life. But sad songs are the best.

Star ratings in oia are reader reviews. This page was last edited on 4 Augustat So when Lex died, Marina thought that Rat might have something to do with it, so she kept going to that club to find out more information.

That was interesting and different. As far as I’m concerned, I’m fascinated because I think francdsca probably is the most forbidden form of relationship there is. An exquisite novel about the consequences of who we choose to love. Wasteland First edition cover art. Or maybe I’m just not 14 anymore. More By and About This Author.


I only wish the story weren’t so waeteland. Paperbackpages. I do, however, feel like the ending was just thrown in there. At least, so she thinks. It shows how people shouldn’t lie about important things, especially Mothers.