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368 pages | first published 2022

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A spellbinding debut novel tracing three generations of a Southern Black family and one daughter’s discovery that she has the power to change her family’s legacy. Summer 1995: Ten-year-old Joan, her mother, and her younger sister flee her father’...
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Summary of 719 reviews

Moods

emotional 90%
reflective 64%
hopeful 46%
sad 43%
challenging 36%
dark 34%
inspiring 32%
tense 19%
funny 9%
informative 5%
adventurous 3%
mysterious 2%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 71%
fast 16%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 62% | A mix: 35% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 91% | No: 5% | It's complicated: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 17% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.25

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