My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

My Brilliant Friend

The Neapolitan Novels #1

Elena Ferrante with Ann Goldstein (Translator)

331 pages first pub 2011 (editions)

fiction historical literary emotional reflective medium-paced
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Now an HBO series: the first volume in the New York Times–bestselling “enduring masterpiece” about a lifelong friendship between two women from Naples (The Atlantic).Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Nap...

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Moods

reflective 80%
emotional 72%
sad 23%
tense 22%
challenging 20%
dark 18%
adventurous 15%
inspiring 13%
hopeful 9%
funny 7%
mysterious 7%
lighthearted 5%
relaxing 5%
informative 4%

Pace

medium 52%
slow 38%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 78% | A mix: 19% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 45% | It's complicated: 42% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 59% | Yes: 22% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

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