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A Kind of Spark, by Elle McNicoll

9 reviews

wends_nblw's review against another edition

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emotional inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

autism real .

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bexi's review against another edition

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challenging emotional informative inspiring reflective medium-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

4.0


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meagangrace's review against another edition

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

4.0


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readingelli's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful reflective medium-paced

5.0

Addie is autistic, and she likes sharks. Her older sister Keedie is also autistic, and helps translate the world for her and her to their family. 
At school, Addie learns of the witch trials, and sees herself in the misunderstood women, so wants to do something to remember them. 

I empathised so much with Addie’s struggles, her overactive imagination, struggles with fitting in, with not understanding friendships. Her passion and determination was great. I really liked how her neurotypical family was presented, especially her sister Nina. The character development, through Addie’s eyes, was brilliant. I highly recommend this book. 

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anjbhat's review

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challenging emotional funny hopeful medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes

5.0

EXCEPTIONAL. I highly recommend the audiobook version especially. Elle McNicoll has written Addie so lovingly — she is such an inquisitive, empathetic tween — and the soft-spoken Scottish narrator really brings her to life. 

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nialiversuch's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful informative inspiring reflective fast-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? It's complicated

5.0


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bananacake's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful inspiring 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

4.0


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cassie_ellie's review

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challenging dark emotional hopeful informative inspiring reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0


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alayamorning's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful informative inspiring lighthearted reflective medium-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


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