I Was A Teenage Fairy

I Was A Teenage Fairy

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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.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 1998
ISBN: 9780064408622
9780060277475
0060277475
Branch Call Number: YA BLO
Characteristics: 186 p

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EuSei Aug 12, 2012

This book deals with several touchy subjects such as masturbation, sex, homosexuality, and pedophilia. There is harsh language and drug use. The adult characters are soulless, ambitious, selfish people who either live through their children or abandon them. If this were a movie, it would have been rated "R." 11 year-old Barbie Markowitz is forced into the modeling world by her former beauty-queen mother; her father practically ignores her. Her mother takes her to photographer Hamilton Waverly who's a pedophile and molests her. Barbie looks for solace with her best friend, Mab, the Fairy of the title, who nobody sees; she is cranky, foul-mouthed, unpredictable and longs to be photographed and craves "biscuits" (her code word for handsome men). At 16 Barbie smokes and does too many drugs. She becomes the girlfriend of Todd, an actor who tattoos his girlfriend names in his body. He has a friend, Griffin, a young homosexual model (described by Mab as a "biscuit-lover") who was also molested by Waverly, and is in love with Todd. Certainly not a book for young minds.

KJtheEpicFailure Aug 11, 2012

A nice read peppered with magic, fairies, and of course, the ever lovely homosexual males. :)

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EuSei Aug 12, 2012

EuSei thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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