Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman

Blackbird House

Alice Hoffman

225 pages first pub 2005 (editions)

fiction young adult mysterious reflective sad medium-paced

Description

With "incantatory prose" that "sweeps over the reader like a dream," ("Philadelphia Inquirer), Hoffman follows her celebrated bestseller "The Probable Future, with an evocative work that traces the lives of the various occupants of an old Massachu...

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Community Reviews Summary of 964 reviews

Moods

emotional 72%
reflective 59%
mysterious 43%
sad 41%
dark 24%
hopeful 20%
adventurous 12%
inspiring 11%
lighthearted 9%
relaxing 9%
tense 6%
challenging 3%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 61%
fast 23%
slow 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 60% | A mix: 25% | N/A: 7% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 48% | Yes: 26% | No: 24% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 52% | Yes: 43% | It's complicated: 1% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 38% | No: 30% | It's complicated: 24% | N/A: 6%

Average rating

3.71

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