The Need by Helen Phillips

The Need

Helen Phillips

fiction horror science fiction thriller adventurous dark mysterious fast-paced

272 pages | first published 2019

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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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Summary of 1799 reviews

Moods

dark 78%
mysterious 78%
tense 64%
emotional 43%
challenging 26%
reflective 25%
sad 13%
adventurous 8%
funny 2%
hopeful 1%
inspiring 1%

Pace

fast 47%
medium 37%
slow 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 53% | A mix: 33% | Plot: 12%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 39% | Yes: 38% | No: 20% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 45% | No: 36% | Yes: 16% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 94% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 6%

Average rating

3.31

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