Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Beartown

Beartown #1

Fredrik Backman with Neil Smith (Translator)

fiction contemporary sports emotional slow-paced

496 pages | first published 2016

Description

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true. People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep i...
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Moods

emotional 91%
reflective 56%
dark 54%
sad 52%
tense 44%
challenging 36%
hopeful 21%
inspiring 16%
mysterious 8%
funny 6%
adventurous 5%
informative 2%
lighthearted 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 55%
slow 36%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 52% | A mix: 41% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 2% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 53% | Yes: 42% | No: 3% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 62% | No: 22% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.4