The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel

The Forest of Vanishing Stars

Kristin Harmel

fiction historical emotional medium-paced

416 pages


The New York Times bestselling author of the "heart-stopping tale of survival and heroism" (People) The Book of Lost Names returns with an evocative coming-of-age World War II story about a young woman who uses her knowledge of the wilderness to h...
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emotional 83%
adventurous 58%
tense 58%
sad 50%
inspiring 41%
challenging 33%
dark 25%
hopeful 16%
informative 8%
reflective 8%


medium 83%
slow 8%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 81% | Character: 18%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 45% | Yes: 45% | No: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 40% | Yes: 40% | No: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 60% | Yes: 30% | N/A: 10%

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