The Science of Being Angry by Nicole Melleby

The Science of Being Angry

Nicole Melleby

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288 pages | first published 2022

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From the acclaimed author of Hurricane Season, an unforgettable story about what makes a family, for fans of Hazel’s Theory of Evolution and Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World.Eleven-year-old Joey is angry. All the time. And she doesn’t understand...
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emotional 94%
reflective 70%
hopeful 47%
sad 41%
challenging 35%
informative 29%
inspiring 29%
tense 23%
dark 5%


medium 68%
fast 31%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 84% | A mix: 15%

Strong character development?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 7%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

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