What Girls Are Made Of, by Elana K. Arnold

 What Girls Are Made Of, by Elana K. Arnold

What Girls Are Made Of, by Elana K. Arnold

From my Kirkus column about What Girls Are Made Of, by Elana K. Arnold:

Like InfandousWhat Girls Are Made Of uses myth and art—and vivid, sometimes devastatingly horrific imagery—to explore the experience of being female in this world, past and present. Like Infandous, it looks very closely at women's pain, and at the history of men being celebrated for making art out of that pain. Like Infandous, it looks at the long history of the “she was too beautiful for this world” mentality, and about how often it results in art that says more about the artist and the viewers than it does about the purported subject of the piece.

Like Infandous, it is harsh and beautiful, distant and immediate, furious and anguished.

Previously: Infandous 
Previously: A Boy Called Bat