Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

Blood Water Paint

Joy McCullough

fiction historical poetry young adult challenging dark emotional medium-paced

304 pages | first published 2018

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Haunting ... 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 I will be haunted and empowered by Artemisia Gentileschi's story fo...
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Moods

emotional 97%
dark 76%
challenging 52%
sad 52%
inspiring 45%
reflective 38%
tense 30%
informative 9%

Pace

medium 50%
fast 39%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 73% | A mix: 26%

Strong character development?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 35% | No: 11% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 78% | N/A: 12% | It's complicated: 6% | Yes: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 50% | No: 34% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.27