Title: What Girls Are Made Of
Author: Elena K Arnold
Pages: 192 Pages
Publisher: Anderson Press
When Nina Faye was fourteen, her mother told her there was no such thing as unconditional love. Nina believed her. Now she’ll do anything for the boy she loves, to prove she’s worthy of him. But when he breaks up with her, Nina is lost. What is she if not a girlfriend? What is she made of? Broken-hearted, Nina tries to figure out what the conditions of love are.
What Girls Are Made Of by Elana K. Arnold was probably the most striking book that I read this year. In stark contrast to any young adult fiction that I have read before, this book opens up the question about female sexuality and how teenagers begin to explore this.
It is unapologetically bold in its delivery and the elements of art history add a layer of depth to the story.
I really enjoyed What Girls Are Made Of as it is the sort of story that stays with you long after reading. I don’t know if you can automatically tell if you like the actual story but its resonance indicates that it has had an impact on you.
What Girls Are Made Of by Elana K. Arnold is available now.