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Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart

thedictionary1's review

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slow-paced
  • Loveable characters? No

3.0

ashleywatt's review against another edition

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4.0

4.5 stars.

annilikesbooks's review against another edition

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dark emotional funny sad tense 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? No

5.0

Every family member felt real and it was a really emotional read for me and at times I was devastated. 

pippa_aad's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional tense 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

moonymoss's review

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

4.25

ered11's review

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

3.75

bettinablocksberg's review against another edition

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

4.5

4,5*
just as shuggie bain, young mungo had really great writing and storybuilding. for both books, i loved the setting that felt very real, dark und full of desperation. douglas stuart does what he does very well - BUT (and this is my main criticism of this book) the main character mungo felt extremely similar to shuggie. same kind of mother, similar struggles, same surroundings. i am curious to see if the author is capable of something different in the future.

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marnash's review against another edition

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

3.5

I came cuz of Shuggie Bain, and left traumatized, which is saying a lot when it comes to me (these kinds of books are my cup of tea). I found myself explaining to my bf that this is a trauma-dump book. I do love some of the characters - they're just as complicated and loveable and sad as the ones in Shuggie Bain, only you add lgbtqi+ teenagers and homophobia into the mix and it becomes extra super duper sad.

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jobeeschneiter's review

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challenging dark emotional sad tense slow-paced

4.5

marcgood96's review

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

5.0