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The Island of Missing Trees, by Elif Shafak

sunbeamedstars's review

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emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.5

claredesausmarez's review

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challenging emotional hopeful reflective 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? No

3.0

jlvwolf's review against another edition

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inspiring relaxing sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.5

I had to get used to understanding the fig tree narrator but I got used to it. The story itself is really good. I think it was interesting to combine the elements of Cyprus history, a star crossed love story, a fig tree narrator, and a recovering family. Very gripping and offers some thought provoking views about nature, grief, love, war, and history.

kirapisk's review

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4.5

I can't really say why but it took me some pages to get into this book. But then nothing was able to stop me from reading. 

feanors's review

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dark emotional hopeful inspiring reflective 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? Yes

4.0

emilylovesbooks's review

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informative reflective

4.75

icieri's review

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emotional hopeful sad medium-paced

4.0

aaliyyaa's review

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4.0

4.5 ⭐️

zoer77's review against another edition

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emotional reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

aisssssha's review

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adventurous challenging emotional inspiring reflective 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? No

4.25