The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee

The Downstairs Girl

Stacey Lee

fiction historical young adult challenging emotional medium-paced

374 pages | first published 2019

Description

By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for the genteel Southern lady, "Dear Miss...

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Moods

hopeful 63%
emotional 50%
inspiring 48%
informative 35%
adventurous 31%
funny 26%
reflective 26%
lighthearted 16%
challenging 13%
mysterious 8%
tense 6%
sad 5%

Pace

medium 69%
fast 20%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 56% | Character: 33% | Plot: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 5% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 98% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 49% | Yes: 30% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.05