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The Bandit Queens by Parini Shroff

planreadrepeat's review

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dark emotional funny 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

4.5

I wasn’t sure how I felt about the first part of the book. It was a little slow but also reflective. Geeta isolated herself and it wasn’t until the group started uniting that it became more interesting. Hard to review without spoilers but it had lots of twists and many parts of humor even though it touched on some very heavy topics that impact India. 

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pferdina's review

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adventurous dark funny inspiring 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

Geeta is a widow living alone in her small village in India when her life is upended by another woman’s plea for help. Thinking Geeta has murdered her husband, the other woman begs her to kill her husband too. It’s a complicated story of domestic violence and sisterhood, where the men are one dimensional and the oppressed women range from one end of the emotional continuum to the other, sometimes within a single conversation.

mafionn's review against another edition

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dark funny 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? It's complicated

4.75

tangerine_em's review

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funny hopeful inspiring slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

the pacing is a little off in my opinion and i just didn’t feel that much emotion attached with the book.  there were some parts where i was really invested and others where i was kinda bored. nonetheless it was a good read! it’s definitely a more character centered book, and i really liked all the characters and their relationships and how those developed. i really liked the ending and i felt like the plot was realistic for what is what. i liked the way it delved into gender and class topics. overall, not bad. very much giving auntie gossip vibes 

maeve_m's review against another edition

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fast-paced

5.0

itssheyashvi's review

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adventurous funny 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

5.0

oliviaprouse's review against another edition

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dark funny reflective medium-paced

4.0

v_torres's review against another edition

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

4.25


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wynonainaname's review against another edition

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dark funny hopeful 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? Yes

5.0

woolyllamareads's review

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challenging dark sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.5