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 429 reviews

Moods

emotional 68%
reflective 58%
sad 56%
challenging 52%
dark 42%
mysterious 36%
adventurous 25%
informative 24%
hopeful 14%
inspiring 14%
tense 14%
lighthearted 2%

Pace

medium 50%
slow 41%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 56% | Character: 26% | Plot: 13% | N/A: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 48% | It's complicated: 35% | No: 10% | N/A: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 8% | N/A: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 73% | N/A: 13% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 38% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 27% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

3.97

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