Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa

Against the Loveless World

Susan Abulhawa

fiction historical challenging emotional reflective slow-paced

384 pages | first published 2020

Description

As Nahr sits, locked away in solitary confinement, she spends her days reflecting on the dramatic events that landed her in prison in a country she barely knows. Born in Kuwait in the 70s to Palestinian refugees, she dreamed of falling in love wit...
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Moods

emotional 76%
challenging 68%
dark 59%
reflective 58%
sad 58%
tense 44%
informative 39%
inspiring 26%
hopeful 20%
adventurous 13%
funny 4%
mysterious 4%

Pace

medium 67%
slow 19%
fast 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 62% | Character: 28% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 44% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 89% | No: 6% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 9%

Average rating

4.52