The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer

The Darkness Outside Us

Eliot Schrefer

fiction lgbtqia+ science fiction young adult adventurous medium-paced

397 pages | first published 2021

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They Both Die at the End meets The Loneliest Girl in the Universe in this mind-bending sci-fi mystery and tender love story about two boys aboard a spaceship sent on a rescue mission, from two-time National Book Award finalist Eliot Schrefer. Two...
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Summary of 1598 reviews

Moods

mysterious 77%
emotional 74%
adventurous 72%
dark 59%
tense 54%
hopeful 34%
sad 34%
reflective 26%
challenging 24%
funny 12%
inspiring 9%
informative 2%
lighthearted 2%

Pace

medium 68%
fast 22%
slow 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 64% | Character: 20% | Plot: 13%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 11% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 40% | No: 31% | It's complicated: 25% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.35

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