The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim

The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling

Wai Chim

fiction contemporary young adult emotional medium-paced

392 pages | first published 2019

Description

Anna Chiu has her hands pretty full looking after her brother and sister and helping out at her dad’s restaurant, all while her mum stays in bed. Dad’s new delivery boy, Rory, is a welcome distraction and even though she knows that things aren’t r...
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Moods

emotional 92%
hopeful 56%
reflective 46%
sad 46%
challenging 26%
lighthearted 14%
funny 12%
informative 12%
inspiring 12%
dark 10%
tense 10%

Pace

medium 67%
fast 28%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 53% | A mix: 46%

Strong character development?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 97% | It's complicated: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 10% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

4.11