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Man o' War by Cory McCarthy

thegreenship's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful informative 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

4.75

falfy's review

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emotional informative

2.5

I really wanted to like this book. It just seemed to miss the mark in a lot of ways. Indy seemed pretty selfish and not at all a good communicator. The ending seemed like they were trying to wrap it up with a nice bow. A lot of details were left out and it made it confusing for me.  

I did like how the author made River’s journey realistic by going through the internalized queerphobia stages. 

krtfkurnick's review

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challenging emotional hopeful inspiring reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.0

eliclarevt's review

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emotional 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? No

4.0

sophiesticatedselections's review

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emotional hopeful tense 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

Indigo Waits 😍 River McIntyre 🥹
Was a bit thrown by the abrupt in media res beginning, but the style fit River’s voice, overall attitude, and trauma. A good blend of snarky and sweet 🤝

showthisbooksomelove's review against another edition

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4.0

Really loved the writing style and the narration in this one. The main character's voice was strong, and although sometimes felt like listening to a trainwreck, ultimately satisfying as the characters find their way. Very messy. 

krisjenner's review

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challenging emotional reflective sad tense 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? It's complicated

3.75

oliverluca's review

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hopeful informative 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

Joy is an act of resistance. I adore this book. Made my little captive self feel seen. 

suzecate's review

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emotional 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? No

4.0

gmor's review

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emotional reflective tense medium-paced

4.0