I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

I Must Betray You

Ruta Sepetys

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317 pages | first published 2022

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Romania, 1989. Communist regimes are crumbling across Europe. Seventeen-year-old Cristian Florescu dreams of becoming a poet and philosopher. But Romanians aren’t free to dream; they are bound by rules and force. Amidst the grip of the maniacal...
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Moods

emotional 70%
informative 65%
tense 65%
dark 62%
sad 51%
inspiring 34%
challenging 32%
reflective 28%
hopeful 24%
adventurous 18%
mysterious 15%
funny 1%

Pace

fast 59%
medium 38%
slow 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 65% | Plot: 24% | Character: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 9% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 49% | Yes: 23% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 37% | No: 34% | It's complicated: 24% | N/A: 3%

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