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Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

helloval's review

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

4.0

upstatereader's review

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medium-paced

2.0

This book is a perfect beach read, easy and predictable. 

sakshiagrwl's review

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emotional hopeful inspiring reflective

4.5

starforaging's review

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

4.0

Though wonderfully sentimental and lovable, the plot suffers from revealing the ending secret too early. It’s torture to watch the characters slowly inch their ways toward connecting with each other when we know that’s what they are supposed to be doing for 70% of the book.

kathiii1301's review

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

4.5

lindsayeanet's review

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emotional hopeful lighthearted fast-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

lillianviolinist's review against another edition

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3.75

This was overall cute. I suppose given the premise of this novel I expected a lot of elements of the novel to be contrived but some coincidences were a little too much for me and I could've done with a little bit more subtlety at times. I didn't really buy some of the relationships or think that they were necessary to the overall message of the book 
(looking at you Cameron and Avery)
. However, I was down for any contrivances that involved Marcellus the octopus. He is far and away the best part of this book and I wish we got more of him.

brina_petrovcic's review

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3.0

am i cool enough to hang out wit an octopus?

kamahi's review against another edition

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3.0

A sweet story.

brilear's review

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4.0

Oh god I’m crying about an octopus.