The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo

The Chosen and the Beautiful

Nghi Vo

fiction historical lgbtqia+ literary magical realism emotional reflective slow-paced

272 pages | first published 2021

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Immigrant. Socialite. Magician.Jordan Baker grows up in the most rarefied circles of 1920s American society--she has money, education, a killer golf handicap, and invitations to some of the most exclusive parties of the Jazz Age. She's also queer,...
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Moods

mysterious 65%
dark 51%
reflective 49%
emotional 43%
tense 23%
sad 19%
adventurous 15%
challenging 14%
funny 3%
inspiring 3%
relaxing 2%
hopeful 1%
lighthearted 1%
informative 0%

Pace

slow 49%
medium 46%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 62% | A mix: 30% | Plot: 6% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 41% | No: 17% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 52% | No: 26% | Yes: 19% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 4% | N/A: 0%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 7% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.78