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Freshwater, by Akwaeke Emezi

jaykosumi's review against another edition

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dark emotional fast-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

jenniferlynn's review against another edition

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dark reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.0

spacestationtrustfund's review against another edition

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3.0

Traduction française par Marguerite Capelle.

just_a_black_boy's review against another edition

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5.0

I love having a spiritual reawakening. I feel perceived in ways I did not expect

noraf's review against another edition

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dark emotional sad tense 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

5.0

alkrum's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional reflective 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

5.0

elizafiedler's review against another edition

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4.0

Unsettling but I couldn't put it down. Compelling story of fractured self

joyfuldaisy's review against another edition

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

3.25

hmcdonald92's review against another edition

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4.0

Beautifully written but heavy content warning for mention of sexual assault and self-harm

the_modernreader's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated

5.0

I haven’t had a moment like this in a while. When I read something that moves me to a stillness .To a point where I can’t escape. I remember my exact feelings as I experienced the book but I can’t theorise them. Saying doesn’t feel like it’s enough. This book was raw, honest ,dark and brash. It was an emotional rollercoaster. I feel like I am still yet to grasp its full meaning.It feels like I need to start over and read it again.