In Perfect Light by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

In Perfect Light

Benjamin Alire Sáenz

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ young adult emotional slow-paced

326 pages


From award-winning poet Benjamin Alire S enz comes In Perfect Light, a haunting novel depicting the cruelties of cultural displacement and the resilience of those who are left in its aftermath.In Perfect Light is the story of two strong-willed peo...
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emotional 100%
sad 100%
dark 80%
reflective 60%
tense 40%
challenging 20%
hopeful 20%
inspiring 20%


medium 60%
slow 40%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 80% | A mix: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 40%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 20%

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