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Remarkably Bright Creatures, by Shelby Van Pelt

ambeda's review

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5.0

SO CHARMING

katiewells's review against another edition

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emotional funny lighthearted mysterious reflective sad 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

4.5

aliciag's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective slow-paced

4.0

jayceebee's review against another edition

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reflective slow-paced

5.0

sara_o's review

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4.0

What can I say? I found this delightful. Marcellus was a delight. Tova was a delight. Cameron was... not a delight. I have a love of octopuses and snarky Marcellus stole my heart. It's a feel-good book and not a whole lot happens. If you're looking for a rip-roarin' adventure or a ton of conflict, this isn't the book you are looking for. This is quieter and sweet. I found it gently funny and eminently soothing.

shannmarie33's review

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emotional hopeful 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

sydneyamend's review

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emotional hopeful informative inspiring reflective 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? It's complicated

5.0

Such a beautiful story 

kristinreadsbooks's review

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

loseitifyouneedit's review

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5.0

I loved this book. Shelby Van Pelt creates characters that are witty and flawed. Allowing you to cheer them on, but hold your breath hoping things turn out for each of them
As the reader, you are in on the "secret" the octopus holds and that made me feel more connected to the story. I loved that the octopus makes an actual appearance in each of his chapters. I couldn't help but smile when I realized who the remarkably bright creatures were.

bundy23's review

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4.0

I really feel like I should've hated this... it's emotionally manipulative, the male lead is a completely unlikeable wanker, it's overflowing with cliche's, the plot relies on so many co-incidences that it's lough-out-loud ridiculous... but the octopus is awesome and I didn't hate the old lady so I guess I can allow the completely obvious
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ending.