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Freshwater, by Akwaeke Emezi

sammies_shelf's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • 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


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grazyzy's review against another edition

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

3.5

buckles's review against another edition

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fast-paced

4.5

solzefr's review against another edition

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dark medium-paced
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3.5

tsprengel's review against another edition

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

3.0

claire60's review against another edition

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3.0

An interesting read evoking the spiritual beliefs of Nigeria and showing how they are helping the main character survive in the world that is not that kind. An intriguing story that switches telling the narrative of everyday life in America to the spirits that are within the main character, leaving the reader to decide if the character is 'mad' with different personalities or navigating a harsh world with a spirit guide. Hard to follow in places if you're not used to this kind of narrative but interesting exploration of gender and sexuality.

hwillustrator's review against another edition

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4.0

A thrillingly unique exploration of trauma, gender, sex and spirituality.

elsie_n's review against another edition

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

3.75

ottilie's review against another edition

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dark slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.75

rachelpainter's review against another edition

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

4.0


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