fiction fantasy middle grade young adult adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced

325 pages | first published 1997

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'The Subtle Knife' is part 2 of the trilogy 'His Dark Materials'. Will is 12 years old, and he's just killed a man. Now he's on his own, on the run, determined to discover the truth about his father's disappearance.

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Summary of 25468 reviews

Moods

adventurous 98%
mysterious 55%
dark 44%
emotional 37%
tense 31%
sad 13%
challenging 11%
reflective 11%
hopeful 10%
inspiring 7%
funny 4%
lighthearted 4%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 63%
fast 27%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 58% | Plot: 34% | Character: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | No: 12% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 43% | Yes: 34% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 48% | No: 30% | It's complicated: 19% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.11

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