Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Gothic Lolita by Dakota Lane-Teen

Rating: 5/5 Stars

About the Book: Chelsea lives in Los Angeles with her mother. Miya lives in Tokyo in a children’s home. Chelsea’s precious brother disappeared three years ago. Miya lives to protect her brother. They both have an obsession with the same romantic manga. Both girls are interested in Gothic Lolita. The girls have never met or talked, but the two are connected in more ways than they realize. Finding each other through a girl blogger site years before, each girl posted about their life and happenings. Each girl found an avid reader in the other. But they never left comments or talked. Now, three years later, Chelsea has stopped blogging completely and is feeling lost and alone without her brother. Miya lives in fear that someone will take her brother away and starts to plan their escape. Now is the time when the girls need each other the most. Will they break down the barriers, open themselves up to who they really are and help each other?

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: I got a copy of this book from YaYnot?-seriously check that site out! This is a fascinating and beautiful tale of friendship and love. Told in alternating voices in short quick chapters, this tale reads like poetry. The story is accompanied by black and white photographs taken by the author that added a sense of mystery and beauty to the story.

I loved how the author unveiled more and more about each girl and the reader is able to uncover just how their lives are connected. It felt like I was slowly unwrapping a delicious candy bar but I could only have it piece by piece. This is a book to be savored. I will most definitely be passing this book along to my teens.


  1. This sounds like a great book!! Awesome review. I really love the cover for this as well.

    Oh! Since you are a librarian, I was wondering if you would like my first "newsletter" for teen books called The Book Report. We're trying to see if any libraries or classrooms will print it off for people.
    It includes myself, The Story Siren, and The Page Flipper.

    Email me if you want it and I'll send it over!


  2. Hey great review!! I really want to read it.

    Btw are you a teen or just a librarian for teens?

  3. I'm actually a 20-something librarian for teens, but I still feel like (and sometimes act like) a teen at heart! :)


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