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The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett

sade16's review against another edition

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

4.25

tcloli's review

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reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

ymaldonado's review against another edition

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3.0

I was really excited to read this book. The cover and synopsis grabbed my attention from the beginning. But it felt short for me and did not live to my expectations. I felt myself dragging through this book and actually had to put it down a few times because at points it was uninteresting.

I was finally able to finish the book. The ending was not very interesting or exciting and I was left confused, wanting more. I did like how they return back to Adele at the end because it was making a full circle, going back to the beginning of where the twins history started, but I expected more.

I understand the purpose of the book is to tell readers about the problems that these characters go through and how they are all interconnected without wanting to ask for help from each other or show weaknesses. But it just felt short. I really did enjoy the parts where it told about Jude’s life. She was my favorite character. As well as Kennedy and Desiree.

eatbooks's review

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dark emotional informative sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character

5.0

rebecca_h33's review

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emotional mysterious reflective 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

4.25

hannahchase's review against another edition

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emotional sad medium-paced

4.0

megh4's review against another edition

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

4.5

skelcat's review

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emotional hopeful tense 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

4.0

Very readable, great as audio, an important story to be told. Wish the end was a bit less open ended.

sky_books_pmm's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful mysterious reflective sad fast-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

4.25

evasverris's review against another edition

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emotional reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

5.0