When We Were Sisters by Fatimah Asghar

When We Were Sisters

Fatimah Asghar

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ literary emotional reflective medium-paced

288 pages | first published 2022

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An orphan grapples with gender, siblinghood, family, and coming-of-age as a Muslim in America in this lyrical debut novel from the acclaimed author of If They Come For Us.In this heartrending, lyrical debut work of fiction, Fatimah Asghar traces t...
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Summary of 8 reviews


sad 100%
emotional 83%
reflective 83%
dark 66%
challenging 50%
tense 16%


medium 60%
slow 40%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 75% | A mix: 25%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

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