Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi

240 pages first pub 2018 (editions)

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ literary challenging dark emotional medium-paced

Description

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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Moods

dark 86%
emotional 70%
challenging 66%
reflective 55%
sad 32%
mysterious 28%
tense 28%
adventurous 6%
hopeful 5%
informative 5%
inspiring 5%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 61%
slow 25%
fast 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 90% | A mix: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 62% | Yes: 24% | No: 12% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 1%

Average rating

4.15

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