The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan

The School for Good Mothers

Jessamine Chan

fiction dystopian literary speculative fiction challenging dark emotional medium-paced

324 pages | first published 2022

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In this taut and explosive debut novel, one lapse in judgement lands a young mother in a government reform program where custody of her child hangs in the balance. Frida Liu is struggling. She doesn’t have a career worthy of her Chinese immigra...
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Summary of 1745 reviews

Moods

dark 86%
emotional 73%
sad 64%
challenging 52%
tense 51%
reflective 28%
mysterious 9%
hopeful 2%
adventurous 1%

Pace

medium 65%
slow 23%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 53% | Character: 33% | Plot: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 49% | It's complicated: 40% | No: 9%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 53% | No: 24% | Yes: 21%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 95% | It's complicated: 2% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 7%

Average rating

3.87

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