The Grandest Bookshop in the World by Amelia Mellor

The Grandest Bookshop in the World

Amelia Mellor

fiction fantasy historical middle grade adventurous emotional mysterious fast-paced

304 pages | first published 2020

Description

Pearl and Vally Cole live in a bookshop. And not just any bookshop. In 1893, Cole’s Book Arcade in Melbourne is the grandest bookshop in the world, brimming with every curiosity imaginable. Each day brings fresh delights for the siblings: voice-ch...
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Moods

adventurous 90%
mysterious 61%
emotional 33%
hopeful 23%
funny 19%
lighthearted 14%
challenging 9%
dark 9%
informative 9%
inspiring 9%
reflective 9%
sad 9%
tense 9%
relaxing 4%

Pace

medium 45%
fast 45%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 52% | A mix: 47%

Strong character development?

Yes: 50% | No: 35% | It's complicated: 14%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 13%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 60% | Yes: 40%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 57% | Yes: 35% | It's complicated: 7%

Average rating

4.04