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Editorial Reviews

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"Haunting ... [Blood Water Paint] does not read like historical fiction. It teems with raw emotion, and McCullough deftly captures the experience of learning to behave in a male-driven society and then breaking outside of it."—The New Yorker 

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An impassioned, lushly described account of a young woman who refuses to dwell in secret shame. Blood Water Paint fits smoothly into the current conversation surrounding the #MeToo movement."—Chicago Tribune

"Coming out of the novel, I knew I would be
 haunted and empowered by Artemisia’s story for the rest of my life."—Amanda Lovelace, bestselling author of the princess saves herself in this one

★"McCullough has managed to vividly capture a singularly brave, resilient feminist who became an icon during a time when women had almost no agency. Her story and the stunning verse through which it is told will resonate just as strongly with readers today. A captivating and impressive debut about a timeless heroine." —Booklist, starred review

★"McCullough’s beautifully crafted text will inspire upper-middle/high school readers to research the true story upon which this powerful piece of historical fiction is based. The poetry is clear and revelatory, exploring Artemisia’s passion for both art and life. The expression of her intense feelings is gripping and her complexity of character make her a force to be reckoned with, both in her times and in ours."—
SLJ, starred review

★"A haunting, stirring depiction of an unforgettable woman, Artemisia's story
will resonate deeply with readers today and beyond."—Publishers Weekly, starred review 

★"Luminous."—Shelf Awareness, starred review

"A visceral reminder that
women have suffered and stood strong throughout time.”—Mindy McGinnis, award-winning author of The Female of the Species.

"Both a grave reminder of how little has changed and a hopeful testament to how much more we might achieve, McCullough's debut is a must read."—Gae Polisner, author of The Memory of Things 

"Blood Water Paint is a deftly layered portrait, at once intimate and universal."—Melanie Crowder, author of Audacity

"McCullough's stunning, immersive debut tells a timely story that's sure to stay with you long after you finish."—Buzzfeed

"Timeless and, alas, all too timely."—
Kirkus

"[W]ill resonate with modern feminists."—BookPage

“McCullough’s debut novel is one of a kind. ... [A] truly inspiring and impactful story."—Romatic Times

"Filled with hope and an important message that women’s voices cannot be silenced."—Book Riot

"For lovers of writers like Laurie Halse Anderson and An Na."—Bustle

“A stunning portrait.” –Bitch 
 
“Can be inhaled in a day.” –Paste
 
“Deeply moving…”—Brit & Co

"This intensely passionate and powerful exploration of women’s lives, stories, truths, and power is a masterpiece." —Teen Librarian Toolbox

Amelia Bloomer Top Ten
Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Finalist
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Boston Globe Best Books
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Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 
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Publishers Weekly Flying Start
School Library Journal Best of the Year
Shelf Awareness Best Children's & Teen Books of the Year 
Texas Tayshas Reading List
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
YALSA Teen's Top Ten Nominee
YALSA William C. Morris Award Finalist

About the Author

Joy McCullough writes books and plays from her home in the Seattle area, where she lives with her family. She studied theater at Northwestern University, fell in love with her husband atop a Guatemalan volcano, and now spends her days surrounded by books and kids and chocolate. Her debut novel, Blood Water Paint, was longlisted for National Book Award and was a finalist for the William C. Morris Debut Award

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin Books; Reprint edition (March 5, 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 073523213X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0735232136
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 14 - 17 years
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 9 - 12
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 10.2 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.79 x 8.31 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 324 ratings

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Joy McCullough is an award-winning and NYT-bestselling author of books for kids and teens. Her YA novel Blood Water Paint won the Washington State Book Award and was long-listed for the National Book Award. Her picture book Champ & Major: First Dogs was a New York Times Bestseller. She is also a playwright, and lives with her family in the Seattle area.

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I was totally hooked and read it cover to cover in one go. I was a bit unsure about the story being written in verse but found it a very enjoyable way to read when I got into it and I found it made me pace my reading slower than I would normally and created a rhythm, in fact reading the story in prose which interspersed with the verse I found less satisfying although still very enjoyable.
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