Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman

Blackbird House

Alice Hoffman

225 pages first pub 2005 (editions)

fiction young adult mysterious reflective sad medium-paced

Description

From the great May storm in 1778 when John Hadley and his sons slip the British blockade off the coast of Massachusetts only to disappear at sea, the lives of the inhabitants of the wooden farmhouse on the cape, stranded amid fields of sweet peas ...

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Moods

emotional 70%
reflective 61%
mysterious 44%
sad 43%
dark 26%
hopeful 20%
inspiring 13%
adventurous 11%
lighthearted 8%
relaxing 8%
challenging 5%
tense 5%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 60%
fast 22%
slow 17%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 58% | A mix: 25% | Plot: 9% | N/A: 7%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 48% | Yes: 25% | No: 24% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 51% | Yes: 44% | It's complicated: 1% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 39% | No: 32% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

3.71

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