Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ literary challenging dark emotional medium-paced

240 pages | first published 2018

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 88%
emotional 71%
challenging 70%
reflective 58%
sad 32%
mysterious 27%
tense 25%
adventurous 5%
informative 5%
inspiring 5%
hopeful 4%

Pace

medium 54%
slow 30%
fast 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 93% | A mix: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 20% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

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

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 1%

Average rating

4.18