Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi

240 pages first pub 2018 (editions)

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ literary challenging dark emotional medium-paced

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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Community Reviews Summary of 8,981 reviews

Moods

dark 86%
emotional 70%
challenging 66%
reflective 55%
sad 32%
mysterious 28%
tense 28%
adventurous 6%
hopeful 5%
informative 5%
inspiring 5%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 61%
slow 25%
fast 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 90% | A mix: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 62% | Yes: 24% | No: 12% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 1%

Average rating

4.15

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