Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Purple Hibiscus

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

fiction contemporary historical literary challenging emotional slow-paced

307 pages | first published 2003

Description

From the bestselling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria. They live in a beautiful house, with a caring family, and attend an exclusive mi...
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Moods

emotional 85%
reflective 54%
sad 53%
dark 41%
challenging 38%
tense 36%
hopeful 22%
inspiring 14%
informative 7%
adventurous 2%
funny 2%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 56%
slow 31%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 64% | A mix: 30% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 35% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 15%

Average rating

4.21