The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante

The Story of a New Name

The Neapolitan Novels #2

Elena Ferrante with Ann Goldstein (Translator)

fiction historical literary emotional reflective medium-paced

471 pages | first published 2012

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A novel in the bestselling quartet about two very different women and their complex friendship: “Everyone should read anything with Ferrante’s name on it” (The Boston Globe). The follow-up to My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name continues ...
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Summary of 8196 reviews

Moods

emotional 88%
reflective 80%
sad 35%
tense 33%
challenging 28%
dark 26%
inspiring 17%
adventurous 11%
hopeful 9%
mysterious 5%
funny 3%
relaxing 3%
informative 1%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

medium 61%
slow 27%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 68% | A mix: 29% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 14%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 55% | Yes: 37% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 54% | Yes: 22% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 2%

Average rating

4.46

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