fiction contemporary romance emotional medium-paced

479 pages | first published 2008

Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of On Mystic Lake comes a powerful novel of love, loss, and the magic of friendship. . . .In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social foo...
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Moods

emotional 96%
sad 66%
reflective 46%
funny 30%
hopeful 26%
inspiring 25%
lighthearted 12%
adventurous 8%
challenging 6%
relaxing 3%
tense 2%
dark 1%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 72%
slow 15%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 77% | A mix: 18% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 87% | Yes: 8% | It's complicated: 1% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Average rating

3.99