The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney by Okechukwu Nzelu

The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney

Okechukwu Nzelu

fiction contemporary young adult emotional reflective medium-paced

320 pages | first published 2019

Description

The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney is a comic novel about Nnenna, a half-Nigerian teenager living in modern-day Manchester with her mother Joanie. As Nnenna approaches womanhood she starts trying to connect with her Igbo-Nigerian culture. Her once...
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Moods

emotional 83%
hopeful 50%
reflective 50%
funny 41%
sad 25%
challenging 16%
informative 16%
inspiring 16%
lighthearted 16%
relaxing 8%

Pace

medium 71%
fast 21%
slow 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 33%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 16%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 27% | N/A: 9%

Average rating

3.85