The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen

The Magic Fish

Trung Le Nguyen

fiction lgbtqia+ young adult adventurous slow-paced

256 pages | first published 2020

Description

The book tells an intergenerational story of a mother and son struggling to relate to each other—the mother an immigrant to the United States who wants to make a home for her family in an unfamiliar country; the son trying to figure out the best w...
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Moods

emotional 90%
hopeful 77%
reflective 55%
inspiring 46%
sad 20%
adventurous 18%
lighthearted 11%
dark 9%
challenging 7%
relaxing 6%
informative 4%
mysterious 4%
tense 3%
funny 2%

Pace

medium 53%
fast 36%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 68% | A mix: 22% | Plot: 7% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 7% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 96% | It's complicated: 2% | No: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 98% | No: 1% | It's complicated: 0% | N/A: 0%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 44% | It's complicated: 23% | Yes: 22% | N/A: 8%

Average rating

4.68