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Nightcrawling, by Leila Mottley

ashmont27's review

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challenging dark emotional sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5

This was such a heart wrenching, difficult read that provide a perspective we don't often get to see. The story was captivating and well-written and the author's note made me tear up a bit. I have two minor complaints. First, I feel like our main character could have had a bit more depth to her. At times, it felt like her whole character was the bad things that happened to her. My last complaint is this: she used way too many colons and most of the time they were unnecessary. 

browniegirl's review

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5.0

I just want to start by saying well done, job well done

readingwithlo's review

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emotional medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

heatherr_'s review

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emotional funny reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

lacunaboo's review

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challenging emotional medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

3.0

leighkp's review

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challenging emotional reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.75

ramai's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional hopeful sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

mye8503's review

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dark emotional sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

chickpea's review

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dark emotional sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? N/A
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

2.5

a little disappointing based on all the hype. it's a great first effort for someone so young, but a lot of the characterization & details of the story just struck me as unrealistic and took me out of the story. obviously it's fiction, but as someone who lives a few blocks from the main character- it was glaringly obvious that the author, despite being from Oakland, didn't seem to have much intimate knowledge with the world she was writing about here. 

Spoileri wish the main character had been allowed to be more flawed & human. she would have been equally sympathetic if not more so without being a Mary Sue-esque innocent virgin who whoops! fell into sex work by accident. (also anyone from here knows Oakland has no strip clubs!) especially knowing the events of the novel are based around a real person, Celeste Guap. does her a disservice, and I hope she knew about the book before it was released.

carsrahrig's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional sad

3.75