The Year I Stopped Trying by Katie Heaney

The Year I Stopped Trying

Katie Heaney

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ young adult emotional funny lighthearted medium-paced

256 pages | first published 2021

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Booksmart meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower in this novel of overachieving, existential crises, growing up, and coming out, from the author of Girl Crushed and Never Have I Ever.Mary is having an existential crisis. She’s a good student, she n...
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Summary of 130 reviews

Moods

funny 70%
lighthearted 62%
reflective 59%
emotional 38%
hopeful 37%
inspiring 20%
adventurous 7%
challenging 5%
informative 3%
relaxing 3%
sad 1%

Pace

medium 52%
fast 39%
slow 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 94% | A mix: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 55% | No: 21% | It's complicated: 19% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 6% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.85

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