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 96%
dark 78%
challenging 59%
sad 56%
inspiring 40%
tense 31%
reflective 28%
informative 12%

Pace

medium 48%
fast 40%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 68% | A mix: 26% | N/A: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 51% | Yes: 33% | No: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 69% | N/A: 15% | It's complicated: 7% | Yes: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 50% | No: 30% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.28