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Maame by Jessica George

saltycoffee's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful inspiring reflective sad 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


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baileygerhart's review against another edition

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emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix

2.0

curlyc90's review against another edition

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4.0

A solid 4.
It’s giving grown up Lizzie McGuire…can I say that?
lol no but our main character (Maddie) has a lot of internal dialogue and google searching, which I found to be a funny addition but also a bit of a stretch. I felt like she was so in her head but then again she’s a modern girl living in modern times and a bit clueless? How can she be this way but always searching online? Idk, her cluelessness bothered me sometimes, even though I know that it possible to be so sheltered that everything seems like a first.

However I didn’t hate her. I found her a bit sad and lonely which she is. Her growth and realizations within the novel were definitely emotional. Chapter 37 and on had me shedding tears. Grief is definitely not a one size fits all and I liked the exploration of Maddie’s grief.

sanjana0815's review against another edition

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3.0

good story but fell flat

jennalgriffith's review against another edition

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emotional fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

5.0

averyconfusedhomosapiensbooks's review against another edition

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challenging emotional funny hopeful reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

calamitywindpetal's review against another edition

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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

4.0


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wissota's review against another edition

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1.0

I was looking forward to reading this coming of age story, but OMG! How is a 25 year old that naive. She clearly has the internet since she is always asking Google for advice. I just can’t !

akarently's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix

4.0

africanbookaddict's review

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5.0

Deeply endearing, in all ways - from page 1, all the way to the acknowledgements.

Fave characters - Nia & Shu - ride or die besties, her toxic ass Mother, Sam and last but not least, Maddie Baaba Wright! At times it was hard to read her journey through grief, as it was too real, painful and raw. But I love how the book ends. It feels good; it feels (w)right.