Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman
Blackbird House

Alice Hoffman

Blackbird House

Alice Hoffman

missing duration info Add in missing duration information first pub 2004 (editions)

fiction young adult mysterious reflective sad medium-paced
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With "incantatory prose" that "sweeps over the reader like a dream," (Philadelphia Inquirer), Hoffman follows her celebrated bestseller The Probable Future, with an evocative work that traces the lives of the various occupants of an old Massachuse...

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Community Reviews Summary of 1,161 reviews

Moods

emotional 71%
reflective 62%
mysterious 42%
sad 41%
dark 27%
hopeful 20%
adventurous 12%
inspiring 12%
relaxing 10%
lighthearted 8%
challenging 5%
tense 5%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 60%
fast 21%
slow 17%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 57% | A mix: 26% | Plot: 8% | N/A: 7%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 47% | Yes: 27% | No: 23% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 52% | Yes: 43% | It's complicated: 1% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 38% | No: 31% | It's complicated: 24% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

3.71

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