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Under the Whispering Door, by TJ Klune

baleighkristine's review

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emotional funny hopeful reflective sad slow-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

cgsmks's review

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emotional funny hopeful 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

4.5

katiekopetic's review

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adventurous emotional hopeful 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? Yes

5.0

karlyrajala's review

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adventurous emotional funny inspiring 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? Yes

5.0

mcmanusm39's review

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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

5.0

leilanixochil's review

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3.0

The main thing that bothered me about this book was that the message/commentary was not that deep and not subtly portrayed at all. I felt the same way about cerulean sea but because the characters moved me so much I didn’t really mind. I didn’t find myself being as attached to or charmed by the characters in this book. I found the arc of the main character to be pretty sudden and not very earned. I didn’t think the found family was as impactful, believable, or the characters to be as fleshed out. I also didn’t really see much reason for Hugo to be so enamored with Wallace and I didn’t necessarily appreciate the “magical black character” helping a white man become a better person. I will say, the vibes were very cozy and I did like the characters I just didn’t absolutely love them like I did with cerulean sea. Just a good, chill, cozy read that was enjoyable at the time.

brandenmpowers's review

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5.0

I truly just love everything TJ writes, this story had me wanting more and more after every chapter. When wallace started this journey, I honestly couldn’t STAND him. Throughout every chapter he discovered himself more and more and then ending just had me smiling. Each character is unique but it makes such a great group of people….better yet…family.

rosa_mariposa's review

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emotional hopeful reflective sad 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

3.75

zhzhang's review against another edition

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4.0

Isn't this the eternal question: life and death...

katmc's review

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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

4.5

Laugh-out-loud funny at times, tear-jerking at others. I loved this story. Very heart-warming and comforting with similar vibes to Klune's other novel The House in the Cerulean Sea.