How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee

How We Disappeared

Jing-Jing Lee

352 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

fiction historical dark emotional sad medium-paced

Description

Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked. Only three survivors remain, one of them a tiny child. In a neighbouring village, seventeen-year-old Wang Di is bundled into the back of a troop...

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Moods

sad 83%
emotional 82%
dark 61%
challenging 52%
reflective 48%
informative 40%
tense 21%
hopeful 13%
inspiring 8%
mysterious 6%
adventurous 2%

Pace

medium 70%
slow 22%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 58% | Character: 32% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 4% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 3% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 71% | No: 14% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 45% | It's complicated: 25% | Yes: 22% | N/A: 6%

Average rating

4.19

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