Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ literary challenging dark emotional medium-paced

240 pages | first published 2018

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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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Summary of 5663 reviews

Moods

dark 87%
emotional 71%
challenging 68%
reflective 57%
sad 31%
mysterious 26%
tense 26%
adventurous 5%
inspiring 5%
hopeful 4%
informative 4%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 59%
slow 27%
fast 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 91% | A mix: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 63% | Yes: 22% | No: 13%

Diverse cast of characters?

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

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 1%

Average rating

4.18

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