Sunday, October 7, 2018

Spotlight, Early Review, and Giveaway: ART BOSS by Kayla Cagan

by Kayla Cagan
Publication Date: October 2, 2018
Published by Chronicle Books
Pages: 384

About the Book

Artist Piper Perish has moved from her hometown of Houston, Texas, to New York City. Her days are spent exploring; her nights are filled with painting. It's her lifelong dream come true . . . . Except life in the city isn't as glamorous as it looks from afar. Piper's high-pressure work as an assistant to a famous modern artist takes away time from her own art. And Piper's new friend Grace, a budding activist, has Piper beginning to wonder if making great art is really enough.
In a story that stands alone but can be read as a companion novel to Piper Perish, acclaimed author Kayla Cagan returns with Piper's powerful and utterly authentic journey of growing up into a strong, independent young woman—as she learns how to make life about art, and how to make that art matter. Art Boss will have readers asking big questions along with Piper. What is art for? What can art do? And how can a young artist change the world?


MY THOUGHTS (so far)

I'm reading ART BOSS now and it is a great follow-up to PIPER PERISH. Piper is finally in her element and she is navigating her way through the art world and discovering the New York that she always dreamed about. ART BOSS has a different feel from PIPER PERISH - it's still written in the journal style that I loved, but her drive isn't the same. It isn't just about her art and her desparate need for something more. It's about the many unknowns and uncertainties of this new life she's trying to embrace. It's about the new friendships and relationships that she's creating. It's not just about doing art, but connecting.

One of my favorite moments is when she recognizes the awkwardness of her relationship with Silas - who she crushed on in PIPER PERISH throughout their online relationship, but she realized didn't translate after they met in person. Yet, there was something real between them: 

"This was what I felt when he emailed me. This was the reason I knew we were supposed to be in the same place at the same time. This moment and this hug. We weren't supposed to love each other. We were supposed to rescue each other." (page 71)

I just love that. I'll share my complete review once I've finished reading.


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