The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

The Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead with J.D. Jackson (Narrator)

fiction historical literary emotional reflective sad medium-paced

6 hours, 45 minutes | first published 2019

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In this Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times bestselling follow-up to The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys unjustly sentenced to a hellish reform schoo...

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Moods

dark 83%
sad 75%
emotional 73%
challenging 46%
reflective 44%
tense 34%
informative 24%
adventurous 4%
hopeful 4%
inspiring 3%
mysterious 3%
funny 0%

Pace

medium 68%
fast 19%
slow 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 57% | Character: 30% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 6% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 42% | No: 4% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 2% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 45% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 23% | N/A: 4%

Average rating

4.33