American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

American Born Chinese

Gene Luen Yang

fiction graphic novel middle grade young adult emotional reflective fast-paced

233 pages | first published 2006

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Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and is a MacArthur Fellow, a recipient of what's popularly known as the MacArthur Genius Grant. A tour-de-force by New York Times bestselling graphic novelist Gene Yang, Ameri...
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Moods

reflective 65%
emotional 45%
funny 45%
inspiring 25%
lighthearted 23%
adventurous 21%
challenging 19%
hopeful 18%
informative 17%
sad 15%
mysterious 5%
relaxing 4%
tense 2%

Pace

fast 68%
medium 25%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 60% | A mix: 33% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 36% | No: 8% | N/A: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | No: 4% | It's complicated: 2% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 2%

Average rating

3.82

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