Meridian by Alice Walker

Meridian

Alice Walker

262 pages first pub 1976 (editions)

fiction classics historical challenging reflective slow-paced

Description

The second novel written by Alice Walker, preceding The Color Purple is a heartfelt and moving story about one woman's personal revolution as she joins the Civil Rights Movement. Set in the American South in the 1960s it follows Meridian Hill, a c...

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Moods

reflective 78%
challenging 64%
emotional 52%
dark 50%
sad 45%
tense 21%
inspiring 19%
adventurous 9%
hopeful 9%
mysterious 7%
funny 4%
informative 4%
lighthearted 2%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 48%
slow 39%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 80% | A mix: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 27%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 55% | Yes: 23% | No: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 3%

Average rating

3.72

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