Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa

Against the Loveless World

Susan Abulhawa

fiction contemporary literary challenging emotional reflective slow-paced

384 pages | first published 2020

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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 83%
challenging 63%
reflective 60%
sad 59%
dark 53%
informative 43%
tense 35%
inspiring 31%
hopeful 18%
adventurous 14%
funny 3%
mysterious 2%

Pace

medium 70%
slow 18%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 63% | Character: 27% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 3% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 37% | No: 2% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 15% | N/A: 0%

Average rating

4.5