Girl of the Southern Sea by Michelle Kadarusman

Girl of the Southern Sea

Michelle Kadarusman

216 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

fiction contemporary middle grade emotional reflective medium-paced


A gifted student, Nia longs to attend high school so she can follow her dream and become a writer. She has notebooks filled with stories she’s created about the mythological Dewi Kadita, Princess of the Southern Sea. But her family has barely enou...

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emotional 100%
hopeful 75%
inspiring 75%
challenging 25%
funny 25%
reflective 25%
sad 25%


medium 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | N/A: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

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