The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar

The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree

Shokoofeh Azar

fiction historical magical realism challenging emotional reflective slow-paced

245 pages | first published 2017

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Set in Iran in the decade following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, this moving, richly imagined novel is narrated by the ghost of Bahar, a thirteen-year-old girl, whose family is compelled to flee their home in Tehran for a new life in a small villa...
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Summary of 496 reviews

Moods

emotional 67%
reflective 62%
sad 56%
challenging 51%
dark 44%
mysterious 34%
adventurous 26%
informative 23%
tense 16%
hopeful 15%
inspiring 12%
lighthearted 2%

Pace

medium 50%
slow 41%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 53% | Character: 29% | Plot: 11% | N/A: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 34% | No: 9% | N/A: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 7% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 76% | N/A: 11% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 38% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 26% | N/A: 6%

Average rating

3.98

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