The first thing you need to know about Julianna Baggott's extraordinary new novel Pure is about the packaging. When the arc came to me, it had a little sticker on it which said (if I'm remembering right), "Surprise inside!" I opened the book and out flew a big vivid blue butterfly! I watched it spin around the living room and then I was so delighted, I promptly rewound it so I could get it to do it again. Pure is both startling, strange, and thought-provoking and such a wonderful read that she had a movie deal with Fox before the book was even published.
I asked Julianna if she would write about the experience (she did, here), and I want to answer her question. No, Julianna, you haven't sold out. You've burst forth.
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