Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ literary challenging dark emotional medium-paced

240 pages | first published 2018

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Ada was born with one foot on the other side. Having prayed her into existence, her parents Saul and Saachi struggle to deal with the volatile and contradictory spirits peopling their troubled girl. When Ada comes of age and heads to college, the...
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Summary of 5666 reviews

Moods

dark 87%
emotional 71%
challenging 68%
reflective 57%
sad 31%
mysterious 26%
tense 26%
adventurous 5%
inspiring 5%
hopeful 4%
informative 4%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 59%
slow 27%
fast 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 91% | A mix: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 63% | Yes: 22% | No: 13%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 1%

Average rating

4.18

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