True Story by Kate Reed Petty

True Story

Kate Reed Petty

fiction contemporary mystery challenging dark reflective medium-paced

400 pages | first published 2020

Description

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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Moods

dark 89%
emotional 48%
challenging 47%
mysterious 44%
tense 43%
reflective 36%
sad 25%
adventurous 6%
hopeful 4%
informative 4%
funny 2%
inspiring 1%

Pace

medium 51%
fast 28%
slow 19%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 51% | Character: 41% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 10%

Loveable characters?

No: 53% | It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 3% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 82% | It's complicated: 10% | Yes: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.66