Reviews tagging 'Fatphobia'

What You Are Looking For is in the Library by Michiko Aoyama

54 reviews

breadhag's review against another edition

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hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.5


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l0bke's review

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4.0


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morgiechristine's review

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

2.0


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meremeth's review

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hopeful lighthearted relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

Such a lovely comfort read about finding your place in society. I appreciated that a lot of the book was about the characters finding joy/balance/belonging in their work. I've recently gone through a mid 20s career crisis, so this book felt like an encouraging pat on the shoulder from someone you trust.

The audio book is a mixed bag, some of the narrators are great and some are a little weird. 

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angiedotthereader's review

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

5.0


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anainthecastle's review against another edition

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challenging emotional hopeful inspiring relaxing

4.25


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alimnchld's review

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3.75

Would have given it 4 starts, had it not been for the recurrent fatphobia; it was weird and unnecessary, going through the trouble of describing the librarian's overweight body nearly in every POV. 
Other than that, the stories are quite heartwarming. 

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jolineliest's review against another edition

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

0.5


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_pickle_'s review against another edition

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

5.0

Firstly, the fat-shaming descriptions of the librarian were painful to read and felt rather at odds with the rest of the book, which is an entirely lovely thing that I couldn't wait to read every night. If you can overlook that you'll be delighted by this warm, comforting book.  

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j9theshort's review against another edition

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

3.5


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