Like Spilled Water by Jennie Liu

Like Spilled Water

Jennie Liu

216 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction contemporary young adult emotional reflective sad slow-paced


Nineteen-year-old Na has always lived in the shadow of her younger brother, Bao-bao, her parents' cherished son. Years ago, Na's parents left her in the countryside and went to work in the city, bringing Bao-bao along and committing everything to ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 26 reviews


dark 100%
tense 100%
emotional 66%
informative 66%
challenging 33%
mysterious 33%
reflective 33%
sad 33%


slow 66%
medium 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 50%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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