The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante

The Story of the Lost Child

The Neapolitan Novels #4

Elena Ferrante with Ann Goldstein (Translator)

fiction historical literary emotional reflective sad medium-paced

473 pages | first published 2014

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The “stunning conclusion” to the bestselling saga of the fierce lifelong bond between two women, from a gritty Naples childhood through old age (Publishers Weekly, starred review). The Story of the Lost Child concludes the dazzling saga of two wom...
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Summary of 5714 reviews

Moods

emotional 89%
reflective 84%
sad 56%
challenging 36%
dark 36%
tense 28%
mysterious 18%
inspiring 11%
adventurous 7%
hopeful 4%
informative 4%
funny 2%
lighthearted 2%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 63%
slow 24%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 71% | A mix: 27% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 57% | Yes: 33% | No: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 50% | Yes: 27% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 1%

Average rating

4.45

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