Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ literary challenging dark emotional medium-paced

240 pages | first published 2018

Description

One of the most highly praised novels of the year, the debut from an astonishing young writer, Freshwater tells the story of Ada, an unusual child who is a source of deep concern to her southern Nigerian family. Young Ada is troubled, prone to vi...
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Moods

dark 88%
emotional 71%
challenging 70%
reflective 58%
sad 32%
mysterious 27%
tense 25%
adventurous 5%
informative 5%
inspiring 5%
hopeful 4%

Pace

medium 54%
slow 30%
fast 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 93% | A mix: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 20% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 1%

Average rating

4.18