The Reckless Kind by Carly Heath

The Reckless Kind

Carly Heath

fiction historical lgbtqia+ young adult emotional medium-paced

336 pages | first published 2021

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Set in 1904 Norway, the novel follows a trio of queer teens—two boys and their best friend, Asta—who decide to defy the expectations of their rural Scandinavian village by leaving their families, living on their own, and challenging the town's pat...
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Summary of 74 reviews

Moods

emotional 90%
adventurous 40%
hopeful 33%
inspiring 33%
sad 20%
tense 20%
funny 16%
reflective 16%
challenging 13%
dark 13%
lighthearted 6%
mysterious 3%
relaxing 3%

Pace

medium 59%
slow 25%
fast 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 48% | Character: 37% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 7%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 79% | No: 16% | It's complicated: 4%

Average rating

3.82

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