Last Things by Jenny Offill

Last Things

Jenny Offill

fiction contemporary literary emotional reflective slow-paced

272 pages | first published 1999

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To eight-year-old Grace Davitt, the world is full of strange wonders. Through the eyes of her mother, Anna--an ornithologist who speaks five languages--their small lakeside town in Vermont becomes a glittering mystery filled with secret tongues, m...
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Summary of 75 reviews

Moods

dark 75%
emotional 75%
adventurous 25%
challenging 25%
hopeful 25%
informative 25%
inspiring 25%
mysterious 25%
reflective 25%
sad 25%

Pace

medium 75%
fast 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | Plot: 50%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

Average rating

3.81

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