The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

The Island of Missing Trees

Elif Shafak

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368 pages | first published 2021

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It is 1974 on the island of Cyprus. Two teenagers, from opposite sides of a divided land, meet at a tavern in the city they both call home. The tavern is the only place that Kostas, who is Greek and Christian, and Defne, who is Turkish and Muslim,...
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Summary of 2193 reviews

Moods

emotional 89%
reflective 79%
sad 56%
informative 51%
hopeful 40%
inspiring 29%
challenging 19%
dark 15%
mysterious 12%
adventurous 11%
tense 7%
relaxing 3%
funny 2%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

medium 74%
slow 20%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 52% | Character: 39% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 8% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 5% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 48% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 23% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.33

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