My Government Means to Kill Me by Rasheed Newson

My Government Means to Kill Me

Rasheed Newson

fiction historical lgbtqia+ emotional reflective fast-paced

288 pages | first published 2022

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A fierce and riveting queer coming-of-age story, following the personal and political awakening of a young gay Black man in 1980s NYC, from the television drama writer and producer of The Chi, Narcos, and Bel-Air.Born into a wealthy Black Indianap...
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Summary of 88 reviews

Moods

emotional 76%
informative 75%
reflective 61%
challenging 38%
dark 30%
inspiring 30%
sad 23%
hopeful 21%
adventurous 17%
funny 15%
tense 13%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 50%
fast 41%
slow 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 56% | Character: 30% | Plot: 13%

Strong character development?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 4% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 35% | No: 4% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 22%

Average rating

4.19

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