The Painted Girls: A Novel - Cathy Marie Buchanan 2.5/5 StarsThis book started off incredibly slow for me, picked up a tiny bit towards the middle and then slowed down again towards the end. I thought I would have loved this book due to the setting, story line and darkness of it, but the writing turned me off with its dryness. I simply felt that it dragged on and the last 70 pages, I found myself skimming simply to get it finished.