The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible

Barbara Kingsolver

fiction historical emotional reflective slow-paced

543 pages | first published 1998

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The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but so...
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Summary of 14011 reviews

Moods

emotional 74%
reflective 73%
challenging 46%
sad 46%
dark 42%
adventurous 38%
informative 26%
tense 25%
hopeful 9%
inspiring 9%
funny 6%
mysterious 5%

Pace

slow 51%
medium 43%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 60% | A mix: 35% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 58% | Yes: 34% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 9% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 4%

Average rating

4.1

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