Winter Loon by Susan Bernhard

Winter Loon

Susan Bernhard

11 hours, 41 minutes first pub 2018 (editions)

fiction mystery young adult emotional mysterious reflective slow-paced


A haunting debut novel about family and sacrifice, Winter Loon reminds us of how great a burden the past can be, the toll it exacts, and the freedom that comes from letting it go.Abandoned by his father after his mother drowns in a frozen Minnesot...

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Community Reviews Summary of 383 reviews


emotional 80%
dark 60%
reflective 60%
sad 60%
challenging 30%
inspiring 20%
tense 10%


slow 50%
medium 50%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 77% | A mix: 11% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 11%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 22% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 28%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 71% | No: 28%

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