Damsel

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.8 X 1.1 X 8.5 inches | 0.86 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062742322

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About the Author

Elana K. Arnold Elana K. Arnold is the award-winning author of many books for children and teens, including The House That Wasn't There, the Printz Honor winner Damsel, the National Book Award finalist What Girls Are Made Of, and the Global Read Aloud selection A Boy Called Bat. She is a member of the faculty at Hamline University's MFA in writing for children and young adults program, and lives in Huntington Beach, CA, with her husband, two children, and a menagerie of animals. You can find her online at www.elanakarnold.com.

Reviews

β˜… "This incisively written allegory rips into a familiar story and sets it aflame."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"Exquisitely written and unflinchingly, furiously feminist, Damsel is a gorgeous inferno of a fairy tale and my new obsession. Searing and audacious, with an ending that will leave you howling at the moon. A must for every collection."--Claire Legrand, author of Furyborn
"Damsel is a lush, sweeping, gorgeous fantasy, tied up tight with an inexorable and winding dread. This is the best sort of novel--part journey, part discovery, abundant with beauty and truth and rage. It is sharp and quick and cuts like a blade. Keep your eyes open. Be ready.--Kelly Barnell, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon and Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories
"Brutal and unflinching, Damsel is a gorgeously twisted fairy tale that lures you in with pretty words and then shows you its thorns."--Justina Ireland, New York Times bestselling author of Dread Nation
"A meditation on the smothering uselessness of weaponized kindness, Damsel will have you reaching for the narrative with scale and claw and tooth."--E. K. Johnston, New York Times bestselling author of Spindle
"Arnold is a master of writing the struggles of young women and the violence they endure. In Damsel, she gives us a suitably masterful, darkly gorgeous modern fairy tale of a young woman passing through fire to protect what is hers. You will not be able to look away."--Jeff Zentner, William C. Morris Award-winning author of The Serpent King
"Not unlike the original fairy tales, Damsel isn't meant for the faint of heart. This unflinchingly feminist story is beautiful in its gruesomeness."--Amanda Lovelace, bestselling author of The Princess Saves Herself In This One
β˜… "Arnold's pitch-black fairy tale isn't subtle, but this isn't a tale that requires subtlety. For teens learning to transform sadness and fear into active, productive fury, it's an essential allegory. Eat your heart out, Sleeping Beauty: this brutal, devastating, powerful novel won't soon be forgotten."--Booklist (starred review)
"In this timely, riveting fantasy novel, Elana K. Arnold forges meaningful parallels between Ama's plight and that of all women belittled, objectified and controlled by patriarchal culture."--Chicago Tribune
"With haunting prose and lush descriptions, Arnold (What Girls Are Made Of) weaves a terrifying tale that explores contemporary conversations about rape culture, misogyny, male entitlement, female agency, and the need for consent. The message is as timely as it is vital."--Publishers Weekly