If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

If Beale Street Could Talk

James Baldwin

fiction emotional medium-paced

197 pages | first published 1974

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In this honest and stunning novel, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldw...
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Moods

emotional 93%
sad 66%
reflective 50%
challenging 32%
dark 29%
tense 28%
hopeful 24%
inspiring 10%
informative 7%
funny 2%
mysterious 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 63%
slow 20%
fast 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 48% | A mix: 43% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 11% | N/A: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 2% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 36% | It's complicated: 34% | No: 23% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

4.34