House of Dolls

House of Dolls - Francesca Lia Block, Barbara McClintock

Another gentle, whimsical, and touching book by an author I love (and respect) very much. The story is simple, but unlike what other reviewers have said I must disagree in that this book WILL find an audience. It will resonate with teenage girls but also with younger girls who may be in the same kind of situation as Madison Blackberry (which is an awesome name, by the way).

 

Block's familiar style shines through, from the characters to the descriptions to the sheer whimsical-ness of the whole tale, adding a wonderful and unusual spin on a situation that many are familiar with. It's a little gem I've been trying to get my hands on for quite some time and now that I finally have I'm more than pleased with the result.