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Kindred, by Octavia E. Butler

jackiebranz's review against another edition

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

4.5

jazzmaynie's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark mysterious sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

lasunflower's review against another edition

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

5.0

lisha_shh's review

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

5.0

coulthardy's review

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

4.0

cfroses's review

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

4.0

doc_erinnicole's review

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5.0

I really enjoyed this book much more than I ever expected. It really showed slaves as people who had relationships, thoughts, feelings and emotions and not simply these tragic archetypes, which I don't I have ever really read before. The character development was very complex and well done. I'm not into science fiction at ALL but this book captured my interest like no other book has for quite some time. Highly recommend it.

mwoo259's review

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

4.0

the_mighty_quinn's review

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

5.0


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jessicabrazeal's review against another edition

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5.0

This book. Wow. This is the story of Dana, a Black woman in the 1970’s who keeps getting pulled back into the 1800’s by her white, slave-owning ancestor in order for her to save his life again and again. She is caught because if he dies before his daughter, Hagar, is born then Dana doesn’t exist in the 1970’s. Technically considered science-fiction, this was a powerful and painful story to read. It filled me with dread and anxiety and by that definitely was successful in its goal. It feels like this should definitely be on reading lists for schools as important education around slavery and systematic racism. Octavia Butler was a genius.