A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews

A Complicated Kindness

Miriam Toews

fiction contemporary emotional reflective slow-paced

253 pages | first published 2004

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In this stunning coming-of-age novel, award-winner Miriam Toews balances grief and hope in the voice of a witty, beleaguered teenager whose family is shattered by fundamentalist Christianity."Half of our family, the better-looking half, is missing...
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Summary of 1165 reviews

Moods

emotional 71%
reflective 67%
sad 53%
dark 48%
funny 44%
challenging 20%
hopeful 14%
tense 8%
mysterious 6%
lighthearted 4%
inspiring 2%
relaxing 2%

Pace

slow 52%
medium 44%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 88% | A mix: 9% | N/A: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 85% | N/A: 5% | Yes: 5% | It's complicated: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 13%

Average rating

3.66

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