The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

The Pull of the Stars

Emma Donoghue

fiction historical emotional medium-paced

304 pages | first published 2020

Description

Dublin, 1918: three days in a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu. A small world of work, risk, death and unlooked-for love, by the bestselling author of The Wonder and ROOM.In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Po...
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Moods

emotional 85%
sad 71%
dark 39%
informative 38%
reflective 31%
tense 29%
challenging 22%
inspiring 19%
hopeful 18%
adventurous 2%
funny 2%
relaxing 1%
lighthearted 0%
mysterious 0%

Pace

medium 55%
fast 27%
slow 17%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 55% | A mix: 36% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 10% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 2% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 56% | Yes: 26% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 58% | Yes: 21% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

4.02