by Francesca Lia Block
If you, dear reader, want a glimpse of what it is to read Block's writing, this short story is the perfect sample.
The story is about a lovely girl Daphne and the sudden disappearance of her magical mother, Sylvia. Daphne doesn't know what to do with Sylvia's disappearance and so she lives on missing her mother but also focused on living her life, which was so often shadowed by Sylvia.
She meets a boy, Caden, on Facebook and is enamored by his own magical ways when they meet in person. But there is so much to Sylvia and Caden than what Daphne realizes.
A fantastic taste of Block's writing: magically realistic. You'll definitely love this story and her writing if you're into magical realism.