Books: The Girl with the Sharp Object
By Morgan Hufstader
Sharp Objects is hauntingly disturbing, but Camille Preaker’s acidic humor and eye for detail keeps the pages turning. Most striking about this book, however, is the fact that every important character in the novel is female. Talk about female empowerment—from the good, to the bad, to the ugly, Sharp Objects takes a stab at all shades of femininity. Gone is the damsel in distress or the handsome hero to save the day; from page one, it becomes clear that the only person that can both save and destroy Camille is herself.