The Cobbler's Boy by Elizabeth Bear, Katherine Addison

The Cobbler's Boy

Elizabeth Bear, Katherine Addison

190 pages first pub 2018 (editions)

fiction historical lgbtqia+ mystery young adult emotional mysterious fast-paced
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Brilliant, bookish Christopher Marlowe is fifteen years old and desperate to qualify for a scholarship to the King's School in order to escape his brutal father. But the only man who could have helped him has been murdered... and now the killers ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 74 reviews


adventurous 66%
mysterious 66%
tense 66%
challenging 33%
funny 33%
hopeful 33%
reflective 33%
sad 33%


medium 66%
fast 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 66% | A mix: 33%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 100%

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