Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

Remarkably Bright Creatures

Shelby Van Pelt

360 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction literary magical realism emotional medium-paced

Description

After Tova Sullivan's husband died, she began working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium, mopping floors and tidying up. Keeping busy has always helped her cope, which she's been doing since her eighteen-year-old son, Erik, mysteriously va...

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Community Reviews Summary of 4,791 reviews

Moods

emotional 84%
hopeful 68%
reflective 46%
inspiring 34%
funny 33%
lighthearted 31%
sad 23%
mysterious 19%
adventurous 12%
relaxing 9%
informative 6%
challenging 2%
tense 1%

Pace

medium 72%
slow 13%
fast 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 51% | A mix: 41% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 43% | No: 42% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 55% | No: 22% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.44

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