The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

The Vanderbeekers #1

Karina Yan Glaser

fiction contemporary middle grade emotional lighthearted medium-paced

304 pages | first published 2017

Description

From New York Times best-selling author Karina Yan Glaser comes one of Times' Notable Children's Books of 2017: "In this delightful and heartwarming throwback to the big-family novels of yesteryear, a large biracial family might lose their beloved...
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Moods

lighthearted 82%
hopeful 53%
funny 50%
emotional 41%
inspiring 32%
adventurous 22%
relaxing 16%
reflective 9%
mysterious 4%
sad 2%
tense 2%
dark 1%

Pace

medium 60%
fast 32%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 42% | Character: 32% | Plot: 25%

Strong character development?

Yes: 67% | No: 16% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 97% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 87% | No: 9% | It's complicated: 1% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 38% | No: 35% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 6%

Average rating

4.13