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Mad Honey, by Jennifer Finney Boylan, Jodi Picoult

cobweb13kat's review

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challenging dark emotional mysterious 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? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

eepetersen18's review

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dark emotional reflective sad 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? Yes

4.0

kportalareads's review

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dark emotional 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? Yes

4.75

ashleytebbs's review against another edition

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medium-paced

5.0

mbends's review

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emotional tense fast-paced

3.75

This book exceeded my expectations? I am impressed with how much I learned about beekeeping, and I enjoyed the inclusion of honey-centric recipes. This book would be a fantastic exposure for moms open to learning more about what it means to be trans; the topic is covered expertly. I find it a bit sad/funny that, on amazon and goodreads reviews, people are calling this book a try-hard effort to be woke, when
Spoiler one of our narrators ends the novel in a relationship with a police officer. Were the authors going for PC pandering, this would be a weird move. Personally I thought Olivia's romantic arc felt forced, and truly the only character who had depth was Lily.

justreads's review

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Poor characters. Multiple point of views didn't blend together.  Slow paced. Overall. Poor writing.

kennedizzle's review

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

4.5

lnbens's review

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challenging emotional informative 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? Yes

4.0

mpierce's review

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challenging emotional reflective sad tense 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? It's complicated

5.0

I absolutely devoured this book. It was an excellent collaboration of authors who created incredible characters with a complex plot. Definitely recommend with the caveat there is a lot of abuse and violence discussed throughout the entire book.

thepoemreeder's review

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emotional informative tense 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? Yes

5.0