True Story by Kate Reed Petty

True Story

Kate Reed Petty

fiction contemporary mystery challenging dark reflective medium-paced

400 pages | first published 2020

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Tracing the fifteen-year fallout of a toxic high school rumor, a riveting, astonishingly original debut novel about the power of stories—and who gets to tell them 2015. A gifted and reclusive ghostwriter, Alice Lovett makes a living helping oth...
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Summary of 774 reviews

Moods

dark 87%
challenging 50%
mysterious 49%
emotional 46%
tense 46%
reflective 37%
sad 23%
adventurous 8%
hopeful 3%
inspiring 3%
informative 2%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 56%
fast 25%
slow 17%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 52% | Character: 31% | Plot: 15%

Strong character development?

Yes: 51% | It's complicated: 36% | No: 11%

Loveable characters?

No: 53% | It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 78% | It's complicated: 10% | Yes: 8% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.65

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