Locust Girl: A Lovesong by Merlinda Bobis

Locust Girl: A Lovesong

Merlinda Bobis

179 pages first pub 2015 (editions)

fiction challenging emotional reflective slow-paced


Most everything has dried up: water, the womb, even the love among lovers. Hunger is rife and survival desperate, except across the border. One night, a village is bombed for attempting to cross the border. Nine-year old Amedea is buried undergrou...

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Community Reviews Summary of 27 reviews


challenging 100%
mysterious 66%
reflective 66%
emotional 50%
adventurous 33%
dark 33%
sad 33%
hopeful 16%
tense 16%


slow 66%
medium 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 75% | Character: 25%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 25% | Yes: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 66% | N/A: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 100%

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