The Mothers by Brit Bennett

The Mothers

Brit Bennett

288 pages first pub 2016 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary emotional reflective sad medium-paced

Description

Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret."All good secrets have a taste before you tell...

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Moods

emotional 88%
reflective 76%
sad 50%
challenging 24%
dark 15%
tense 14%
hopeful 9%
inspiring 4%
mysterious 4%
adventurous 1%
funny 1%
informative 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 68%
slow 19%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 68% | A mix: 26% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 8%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 51% | Yes: 33% | No: 15%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 88% | No: 7% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 2%

Average rating

3.99

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