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The Centre by Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi

ripxw's review

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

3.5


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cforss's review

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

4.5

karennaim's review

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mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

3.5

kiramekihoshi's review

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3.5

Anisa, a translator, learns of an exclusive language learning centre that promises to teach any language in 10 days for $20,000. She goes through the program successfully and then realizes that she needs to learn the secrets behind how it works.

Siddiqi's writing is, for a white American girl, like looking into another world. There is much culture, food, and history mentioned that I didn't quite grasp, but that's okay. It was like looking through a keyhole into a world not meant for me. The writing is also rife with delicious symbolism and foreshadowing that I enjoyed reflecting on.

turnip4wut's review

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3.0

I don't even know how to review this. I was SO into the book and the end has me pissed. maybe I'm just to stupid to get it idk.

deliciousmalicious's review

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funny informative mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

3.75

lavrendy's review against another edition

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4.0

gripping read that shocked me in all the right ways

kblum15's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional mysterious reflective 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? Yes

4.0

niks_f11's review

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dark mysterious tense slow-paced

3.75

promiscuousreader's review

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adventurous dark mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.75