The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

The Black Flamingo

Dean Atta

fiction lgbtqia+ poetry young adult emotional hopeful reflective fast-paced

360 pages | first published 2019

Description

This is Michael's story. Join him as he enters the world, with tiny feather eyelashes. Travel from school to college, where he discovers his flock, and comes to term with his identity as a mixed-race gay teen. At university, take a seat in the au...
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Moods

emotional 83%
inspiring 78%
hopeful 70%
reflective 57%
funny 22%
informative 18%
lighthearted 17%
challenging 12%
sad 6%
adventurous 4%
relaxing 2%
dark 1%
tense 1%
mysterious 0%

Pace

fast 71%
medium 24%
slow 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 91% | A mix: 7% | Plot: 1% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

Yes: 96% | It's complicated: 1% | N/A: 0% | No: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 99% | It's complicated: 0% | N/A: 0% | No: 0%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 42% | No: 27% | It's complicated: 23% | N/A: 6%

Average rating

4.44