January 12, 2014

Teen Spirit

cover image of Teen Spirit
Francesca Lia Block

Block (Love in the Time of Global Warming, 2013) returns with a haunting work about family, loss, love, and redemption. In the course of a few months, Julie 17, has lost everything. Her beloved grandmother has died, her mother lost her job, forcing them to move into a cramped apartment across town and she must start over at a new high school. There, Julie befriends the eccentric Clark and one night she convinces him to help her contact her grandmother via a Ouija board. But a different spirit shows up, a haunting figure from Clark's past, and this ghost will do whatever it takes to come back to the world of the living.