Leaving Atlanta by Tayari Jones

Leaving Atlanta

Tayari Jones

fiction crime emotional reflective slow-paced

255 pages | first published 2002

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An award-winning author makes her fiction debut with this coming-of-age story. A tale based on the Atlanta child murders of 1979 finds Tasha coping with her parents' separation in the wake of a first crush, Rodney struggling to make friends while ...
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Summary of 355 reviews

Moods

emotional 83%
sad 75%
dark 61%
reflective 41%
challenging 25%
mysterious 22%
tense 22%
informative 5%
adventurous 2%
inspiring 2%

Pace

medium 61%
slow 35%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 64% | A mix: 25% | Plot: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 55% | No: 27% | It's complicated: 17%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 76% | No: 13% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 40% | It's complicated: 32% | Yes: 28%

Average rating

4.03

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