The Need by Helen Phillips

The Need

Helen Phillips

fiction fantasy thriller adventurous dark mysterious fast-paced

272 pages

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***LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN FICTION*** "An extraordinary and dazzlingly original work from one of our most gifted and interesting writers" (Emily St. John Mandel, author of The Glass Hotel). The Need, which finds a mother of two y...
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Moods

mysterious 81%
dark 77%
tense 59%
emotional 40%
challenging 31%
reflective 24%
adventurous 12%
sad 7%

Pace

fast 42%
medium 35%
slow 21%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | A mix: 39% | Plot: 7% | N/A: 3%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 40% | Yes: 40% | No: 16% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 35% | Yes: 11% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 95% | It's complicated: 2% | Yes: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 4%

Average rating

3.31