The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman

352 pages first pub 1997 (editions)

fiction fantasy middle grade young adult adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced

Description

Lost in a new world, Lyra finds Will—a boy on the run, a murderer—a worthy and welcome ally. For this is a world where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and witches share the skies with troops of angels.Each is searching—Lyra for the meaning ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 30,112 reviews

Moods

adventurous 97%
mysterious 57%
dark 44%
emotional 37%
tense 31%
sad 13%
challenging 11%
reflective 10%
hopeful 9%
inspiring 8%
funny 4%
lighthearted 4%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 63%
fast 26%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 59% | Plot: 33% | Character: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 74% | No: 13% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 42% | Yes: 36% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 48% | No: 29% | It's complicated: 19% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.11

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