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Bitter, by Akwaeke Emezi

thatexpatgirl's review against another edition

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challenging hopeful slow-paced

4.0

ebergenheim's review

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

4.0

megansoetaert's review

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fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

a perfect prequel to Pet!! the characters were well-rounded enough to serve as a stand-alone story, while still painting such an intense image of what life was like before Pet took place. and with this book, i’ve read every book Akwaeke Emezi has published!! we love to see it ❤️

rebelqueen's review against another edition

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4.0

This is a prequel to Emezi’s Pet. It expanded the world in Pet, but was thematically unique, which was great. Protest, resistance, nonviolent or violent struggle for equality. Bitter uses her artistic powers for the resistance. I really enjoyed the examination of art as protest/ resistance. This was heavy handed and repetitive at times.

bookwormali's review against another edition

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challenging dark mysterious sad tense fast-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

4.5

carolinalopezwatt's review

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adventurous challenging reflective 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

4.5


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christinabijou's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

georgia_sara93's review against another edition

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

4.5

mirandareadsca's review

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3.5

The biggest thing I appreciated from this book was the fact that the author portrayed several different roles people can take as part of a social justice movement. While some people are on the front lines, others provide assistance in other ways, and every contribution is valid. That being said, I did not love Bitter as much as I loved Pet. I'm not sure if I just wasn't in the right headspace for this book, since it overall was good, it just didn't have the same impact on me. I think this is a story I will need to revisit at a later date and see if that changes my opinion. For now I will leave it as a 3.5 rating.

deannareadsandsleeps's review

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dark emotional tense

3.75