2017 National Book Award Longlist, Young People's Literature

Elana K. Arnold

What Girls Are Made of by Elana K. Arnold
What Girls Are Made Of
(Carolrhoda Lab / Lerner Publishing Group)
ISBN: 9781512410242


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.

About the Author

Elana K. Arnold writes books for and about children and teens. Her books have been included on the LA Public Library’s Best Books of the Year list, the Bank Street Best Book list, the YALSA “Best Fiction for Young Adults” list, have been ALAN picks, and have been selected for inclusion in the Amelia Bloomer Project. Her most recent YA novel, Infandous, was a Westchester Fiction Award Winner and won the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award. She holds a master’s degree in Creative Writing/Fiction from the University of California, Davis and currently lives in Huntington Beach, California, with her husband, two children, and a menagerie of animals.  


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