Western Lane by Chetna Maroo

Western Lane

Chetna Maroo

176 pages first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction literary emotional reflective sad slow-paced

Description

A taut, enthralling first novel about grief, sisterhood, and a young athlete‘s struggle to transcend herself.Eleven-year-old Gopi has been playing squash since she was old enough to hold a racket. When her mother dies, her father enlists her in a ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 1,040 reviews

Moods

emotional 76%
reflective 73%
sad 62%
hopeful 19%
tense 11%
challenging 9%
dark 8%
inspiring 7%
mysterious 3%
informative 2%
lighthearted 2%
relaxing 2%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 44%
slow 37%
fast 18%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 76% | A mix: 18% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 17% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 11% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 76% | No: 17% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 41% | No: 31% | It's complicated: 26%

Average rating

3.6

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